September 2014

  • Pushing the Boundaries for Women

    By Uzma Hoque on Tuesday, 30 September 2014

    Fifteen years ago I was working for a nongovernment organization (NGO) in Bangladesh documenting stories of training and economic empowerment of communities. A common recurring theme in virtually all the communities was the gender stereotyping in skills training programs.

  • Unlocking Myanmar’s potential

    By Cyn-Young Park on Tuesday, 23 September 2014

    Economic and political transition is never an easy process for any country and it will be no different for Asia’s fast awakening tiger, Myanmar.

  • Four things International Youth Day Summit taught us about social media

    By Chely Esguerra on Thursday, 18 September 2014

    In recent years, the rise of social media has been ceaseless and rapid. It has managed to create a universe of its own—one that often leaves governments, organizations, and corporations alike continuously striving to keep up. 

  • Renminbi stepping in right direction toward internationalization

    By Thierry de Longuemar on Monday, 15 September 2014

    The PRC may be a globally significant economic and trading power, but the market share of its currency, the renminbi (RMB), lags well behind the US dollar and the euro.
    To align the RMB with its growing global stature, the PRC has embarked on a strategy to internationalize the currency. Typically, it is taking a gradual approach. 

  • Environmental justice in South Asia goes green

    By Irum Ahsan on Friday, 12 September 2014

    “The law hath not been dead, though it had slept.” When Shakespeare wrote those lines, he never knew that many, many years down the road, he may actually be referring to the enforcement of environmental law by the judiciary around the world. 

  • Good governance central to Asia’s transformation

    By Vinod Thomas on Friday, 05 September 2014

    There is no universal strategy for pursuing a triple bottom line of high, socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable growth, but better governance is an imperative.

  • Making Impact Evaluation Matter

    By Heather Lanthorn on Wednesday, 03 September 2014

    Over the last week, 3ie staff in Delhi, London and Washington were busy coordinating conference logistics, finalizing the program, and putting the last touches to their presentations. This is usual  preparation for a conference but this one is going to be different. Why? Because the participant mix–of more than 500 people–is balanced among policymakers, program managers, implementers, and researchers.

  • Impact evaluations crucial for effective public policy

    By Vinod Thomas on Monday, 01 September 2014

    Asian countries are increasingly turning to investing in dedicated development programs rather than relying entirely on economic growth to deliver better social outcomes. Evaluations of their actual impact have not always accompanied such decision making, but where they have, it has made a key difference.