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.
Pro-poor growth in the Philippines is driven by a growing budget for social assistance programs like conditional cash transfers.
COVID-19 is uncharted territory but development professionals bring a wealth of experience from past crises to rebuild lives, livelihoods, and economies.
A new program will help provide food to thousands of poor households in the Philippines.
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
Insurance companies, pension funds, and other institutional investors in Asia and the Pacific can pave the way to a resilient and sustainable future.
In Mongolia, government assistance programs are showing that direct cash assistance helps the poor without deterring people from seeking work.