December 2013

  • Skills in Asia: Shortages, gaps and mismatch

    By on Monday, 23 December 2013

    Even in countries with strongly performing, business-friendly economies, a positive relationship between education and training rates and employment outccomes is not automatic. We can clearly see this in Asia.  

  • Ending the violence: Grassroots efforts to protect women and girls in Papua New Guinea

    By on Wednesday, 18 December 2013

    No human being should be treated as an object by another human being. To enjoy dignity and respect is fundamental to every person’s well-being. Yet this basic right is not being upheld for many women in Papua New Guinea (PNG).

  • At the halfway mark - Strategy 2020

    By on Friday, 13 December 2013

    ADB’s long term blueprint for development Strategy 2020 is at the halfway mark – a milestone that calls for reflection, for evaluation, and most importantly, for discussions with stakeholders on what we need to do to meet our mission goals over the remaining 6 years. 

  • Relief goods distribution in Barangay Tuog in Ormoc City, Leyte. Photo courtesy of Bundles of Joy.

    Aid in practice – mobilizing youth when disaster strikes

    By Anna Oposa on Friday, 06 December 2013

    For a lot of youth around the world, disasters and aid are just concepts—something they might view on television or read about online, but never actually experience first-hand. 

  • HIV/AIDS must remain in the Post 2015 development agenda

    By on Wednesday, 04 December 2013

    Combating the spread of HIV/AIDS has been a major component of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) but many of those fighting the disease wonder it will get the same attention in a much broader post-2015 development agenda.  

  • The power of energy to transform gender relations

    By on Wednesday, 04 December 2013

    Can energy projects transform gender relations and deliver gender equality? What are the possible pathways?  These are questions that gender and energy practitioners regularly consider. 

  • (Not) Talking “HIV/AIDS” in the Philippines

    By Susann Roth on Sunday, 01 December 2013

    Many of the Filipinos, I have gotten to know over the last 8 years, say that their love lives are strongly influenced by their passionate, emotional culture and Catholic up-bringing.