The Social and Economic Development of Bhutan Offers a New Model for the World
Bhutan’s development has been guided by its philosophy of gross national happiness—of striving to balance spiritual and material advancement through four pillars: sustainable and equitable economic growth and development, preservation and sustainable use of the environment, preservation and promotion of cultural heritage, and good governance.
Island Nations in The Pacific Need Improved Information and Communication Technology
Infrastructure, regulation and application are all needed to improve broadband connectivity and produce the positive economic and social impact it brings.
What You Can Do to Improve Access to Finance
We can all take simple steps to encourage financial inclusion.
How Asia Can Become a Knowledge Economy
There are cost-effective approaches that developing countries can actively consider in traveling on the road to becoming advanced knowledge-based economies.
Mobile Technologies: New Frontiers for Development
A technology that has circled the world, connected up millions and impacted upon developed and developing countries is mobile telephony. The mobile phone has revolutionized the way we communicate, do business and access products and services.
The Power of Energy to Transform Gender Relations
Can energy projects transform gender relations and deliver gender equality? What are the possible pathways? These are questions that gender and energy practitioners regularly consider.
The Age of ‘Big Data’
We are living in the time of Big Data. It comes from everywhere - from our cell phones, our computers, from fuel pumps, water sensors in meteorological stations, and countless other sources.
No Impact Week ― The Carbon ‘Cleanse’ Challenge
Starting 22 February, Asian Development Bank (ADB) is holding its second No Impact Week challenge for individuals to cut their carbon footprint, following the success of the pilot event in January 2013.
How Does IT Matter in Rural Health Service Delivery?
Very few young doctors and other health professionals want to work in distant geographic locations and this preference for working in urban centers won’t change in the future and might only increase.This problem calls for innovative solutions to bring health services to populations in hard-to-reach locations and Information Technology provides some viable options which need to be scaled up and integrated into public health systems to bridge the rural-urban gap.
Women’s Participation: Why Quality Counts More Than Numbers
Nana lives in a remote village. She is married with three children. Both she and her husband are farmers. Nana went to school up to grade 3. Every now and then, the households in her community are asked to attend a meeting. One day, the village leader requested her to attend a meeting the next day.