The discussions around the post-2015 development agenda – and the work of the High Level Panel of Eminent (HLPEP) persons – were seen controversially in the last months. Some felt that the consultation led by the HLPEP would lead into a kitchen sink report, which would cover every possible development concern.
More than 220 proposals have been advanced for a global development framework to succeed the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which come to an end in 2015.
No one can say that the second largest economy in the world is trapped. Decades of structural change and rapid growth allowed for a swift transition from a low-income to a middle-income country. The challenge today lies in moving up to higher-income status. How could the People’s Republic of China (PRC) avoid the trap?
Asia needs to rethink its traditional growth strategy of relying on global exports and look to more trade with its regional neighbors.
There are cost-effective approaches that developing countries can actively consider in traveling on the road to becoming advanced knowledge-based economies.
The transition from the Millennium Development Goals to the Sustainable Development Goals will require partnerships and a new view on development.
ADB is expecting growth to moderate across ADB's Pacific developing member countries (DMCs) this year (including Timor-Leste), mostly as a result of solid but slower growth in a few of the region’s larger, natural resource–extracting economies. The region's growth has fallen from the post-global economic and financial crisis high of 8.3%, to 7.2% in 2012, and growth is projected at 5.2% in 2013.
Is the G-20 losing its way? The G-20 played a critical role in leading the world out the financial crisis in 2008-9. It was decisive, united and effective in dealing with that crisis. However, it has since lacked that that level of vitality.
What will the future for Asia and the Pacific look like - the region with the fastest economic growth and, at the same time, with the poorest people and the largest inequalities in the world – after 2015 and the expiration of the Millennium Development Goals?
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.