With the right policies, and financial support, developing countries in Asia and the Pacific can leverage carbon capture and storage technology to address carbon emissions from heavy industries.
Sustainable marine projects and innovative financing like blue bonds are part of growing global efforts to look beyond land-based solutions – and consider the ocean economy – to address climate change.
Gamification and nudges are emerging as powerful tools to engage customers, foster sustainable financial behaviors, and promote social development.
As the world commemorates International Youth Day, governments should consider targeted policies, and cultural changes, to address the differences in leisure time among girls and boys.
Nature's ability to regenerate is dwindling as human demands on it increase. To reverse this trend, we need to incorporate natural capital into economic modeling and policymaking.
Gender-focused tax reform can be a powerful tool to empower women, promote gender equality, and mitigate the disparities heightened by the COVID-19 pandemic in Asia and the Pacific.
ADB economists Matteo Lanzafame and Irfan A. Qureshi define key terms related to inflation in Asia and the Pacific.
The region needs more and better educated teachers, particularly in the area of artificial intelligence, in order to meet the needs of students in the years ahead.
In countries across South Asia, boys are dropping out of school for economic reasons, illness and other issues. This hurts not only families and the futures of these children but the broader economy and society. Governments can take basic steps to help keep boys in school.
Governments in Asia and the Pacific are navigating fiscal reforms and enhancing governance to align finance with climate action. This includes using national adaptation plans, climate-inclusive fiscal frameworks, and green budget tagging initiatives.