Sexual and gender minorities, sometimes identified under the umbrella terms SOGIESC and LGBTQI+, have special needs in terms of sanitation. Many of these can be met with some basic actions by governments and the private sector in Asia and the Pacific.
Development efforts should provide all individuals, including members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex community, with the opportunity to live with the identities they choose.
In Asia and the Pacific, children with disabilities have been hit harder by the learning crisis and pandemic than most. Quick action is needed to give them the inclusive education they deserve.
Fintech companies, with the support of governments, can lead the way in making technology a tool for people with disabilities to have greater access to financial services.
Millions of South Asians live outside their home countries. They could be key to region’s pandemic recovery.
For many of Indonesia’s urban poor who work in the informal sector, social distancing is nearly impossible if they want to maintain their income. Two key policies can help.
With the impacts of the pandemic on food and nutrition being felt around the region, planning is needed to avoid higher food prices, decreased nutrition and reduced food security.
Carefully designed social programs offer the best chance to avoid corruption, inefficiency and other governance problems.
Today’s gig economy has profound implications for the workers’ social protection schemes of tomorrow.
Here’s how Asian countries can come up with the money to fund better social safety nets for their people.