By Anna Oposa on Thursday, 26 February 2015
The recent summit of Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Environment Ministers provided a showcase for ideas from the region’s youth in three major fields of environmental work through the Youth4ASIA competition.
By Satinder Bindra on Monday, 23 February 2015
By Karin Schelzig on Thursday, 19 February 2015
More than 4.4 million poor Filipino families receive regular cash grants from the government to help them make ends meet. But they aren’t getting money for nothing—there is a catch: families only get the cash if their children go to school and get regular health check-ups, and if the parents go to family development sessions every month.
By Ganeshan Wignaraja on Monday, 16 February 2015
Latin America is now firmly on the economic radar of Asia in the post-global financial crisis world, with both regions having grown faster than the world economy.
By Vinod Thomas on Thursday, 12 February 2015
Safeguards to avert damage that development projects can do to the environment and communities are essential in development finance.
By Susann Roth on Tuesday, 10 February 2015
The Asia Pacific region has scored many successes in its march to reverse the HIV and AIDS epidemic in a number of countries, starting with Thailand, Cambodia, and India. But the region still faces serious challenges with other countries like Pakistan, Philippines, and Indonesia reporting rising epidemic levels. Initial successes in scaling up treatment and prevention programs have left some political leaders and policymakers complacent.
By Mayumi Ozaki on Thursday, 05 February 2015
Every year, millions of people cross borders to work abroad. People migrate for various reasons, but for the majority of migrant workers, they are compelled by poverty and lack of job opportunities in their home countries.
By Susann Roth on Monday, 02 February 2015
The eradication of smallpox has been a great public health success over the last 30 or 40 years or so. Smallpox was responsible for 300 million–500 million deaths during the 20th century.