Good nutrition and health are essential for improving productivity and economic growth and reducing poverty. In particular, adequate nutrition at a young age is a promise for the future, not only of the individuals but also of the society and the nation.
How Social Enterprises Contribute to Training and Job Creation: Examples from the United Kingdom and Asia
Social enterprises play an important role in building human capital and creating a more inclusive labor market. They also inject new talent into the services sectors that face a growing shortage of appropriately skilled workers.
Increasingly, innovation is being seen as a key element in growing Asia’s economies and creating jobs.
Investments are needed in basic infrastructure – rural roads, water supply and sanitation, electrification, safe affordable public transport systems, better lighting of streets and settlements. Making infrastructure work better for women is a critical step in the empowerment of women.
Sanitation experts are exploring new strategies on Pacific islands that go beyond simply building toilets, sewers and treatment plants.
The challenge is on for Myanmar to climb the development ladder armed with lessons learned and much needed safeguards in place.
The differences are significant in the health sector under the Millennium Development Goals and Sustainable Development Goals.
Low agriculture productivity remains a key problem all across Asia that should be overcome with new green solutions to address food security and rural poverty issues.
Not only does social protection promote economic growth; in fact, growth cannot be sustained without strong social protection.
Immediate action is needed on climate change and we must overcome skepticism.