To influence government officials who make policies, researchers need to deliver understandable results and present clear ways forward.
For many people, at least 1.7 billion people in Asia and the Pacific, opportunities from the MDGs have not yet materialized.
Infrastructure, regulation and application are all needed to improve broadband connectivity and produce the positive economic and social impact it brings.
What will the future for Asia and the Pacific look like - the region with the fastest economic growth and, at the same time, with the poorest people and the largest inequalities in the world – after 2015 and the expiration of the Millennium Development Goals?
The transition from the Millennium Development Goals to the Sustainable Development Goals will require partnerships and a new view on development.
More than 220 proposals have been advanced for a global development framework to succeed the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which come to an end in 2015.
The discussions around the post-2015 development agenda – and the work of the High Level Panel of Eminent (HLPEP) persons – were seen controversially in the last months. Some felt that the consultation led by the HLPEP would lead into a kitchen sink report, which would cover every possible development concern.
I do not have a birth certificate. Even though I was born in the capital city of the biggest province in India, my birth was never registered. Luckily, I went to school where they recorded my date of birth and my high school certificate gave me an identity. Now, I also have a passport and I can prove who I am.
Transport, energy, information and communication technology (ICT), and water infrastructure enable a state to grow its economy and provide a quality life for its citizens.
Asians love to talk about money. We discuss the price of everything. How much money does the neighbor make? How much does a traditional Asian wedding cost? How much does a private education cost?