The massive Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership presents a major trade opportunity for Asia but there are still critical details that need to be worked out.
The ADB-supported Skills Development Project in Nepal is conducting training courses for masons to learn how to build houses to make them more resilient to future natural hazards like the 2015 earthquake.
Four months after the deadly earthquake in Nepal, the country is struggling to rebuild cultural and historical sites like the Basantapur Durbar Square in Kathmandu to bring back badly needed tourism revenues.
Inclusive business can address problems of the poor at scale in a sustainable, commercially viable way. But this approach is still a small niche, and scaling it up will require all actors to ‘up their game.’
Mature, ‘investment-ready’ inclusive businesses in the region are expected to triple in the next ten years.
By leveraging new technology, the Philippines can pave the way for sustainable and jobs-rich growth in business process outsourcing.
The system help distinguish an inclusive business model from other types of investment.
Paolo Spantigati, ADB Country Director for Timor-Leste, hopes a coffee festival will be the first step in the country’s bid to diversify its economy.
Consumers, investors, producers, distributors, and the public all have a role to play in taking partial responsibility for environmental management.
Fifteen years ago I was working for a nongovernment organization (NGO) in Bangladesh documenting stories of training and economic empowerment of communities. A common recurring theme in virtually all the communities was the gender stereotyping in skills training programs.