Busting the Myths Related to Food Stamps, Welfare and Work
In Mongolia, government assistance programs are showing that direct cash assistance helps the poor without deterring people from seeking work.
Asia Vast Savings Can Bring on an “Age of Sustainability”
Insurance companies, pension funds, and other institutional investors in Asia and the Pacific can pave the way to a resilient and sustainable future.
It Takes Hard Work and Imaginative Solutions to Ensure Development Projects Deliver for Communities
Safeguards – the procedures that ensure projects and programs avoid, minimize and mitigate adverse impacts on people and the environment – are a crucial part of development work
Helping the Poor and Hungry to Survive the Pandemic
A new program will help provide food to thousands of poor households in the Philippines.
Leverage Development Experience to Beat COVID-19
COVID-19 is uncharted territory but development professionals bring a wealth of experience from past crises to rebuild lives, livelihoods, and economies.
Can We End Poverty in the Philippines through Cash Transfers?
Pro-poor growth in the Philippines is driven by a growing budget for social assistance programs like conditional cash transfers.
Central Asian Integration: Doomed Vision or Promising Future?
Central Asia has for centuries been seen as a neglected Russian “backyard,” but international interest in the region has increased over the last two decades because of its vast stores of energy and natural resources. To achieve a brighter future the region must pursue greater economic integration.