The solution goes far beyond providing new homes for urban dwellers, and requires a rapid expansion of the entire urban infrastructure.
Nighttime luminosity is a good source of data for countries lacking reliable statistics in developing Asia.
A tightening cycle in US monetary policy is typically bad news for emerging Asian economies.
Collecting panel data is not cheap, but definitely value for money.
Developing Asia urgently needs further investments in infrastructure to sustain growth and improve social equity.
Short-term gains will not guarantee long-term benefits for an individual economy, nor shared prosperity from open trade.
The region’s infrastructure bond market is still at a nascent stage.
Quality infrastructure may cost more in the beginning, but is worth the extra investment.
Asia has the potential to realize the Asian Century, but only adopting bold and visionary policies can help make this a reality.
It might decline while the poor get poorer, and rise while everyone is getting richer.