Five Things to Know About the High-Level Panel Report on Post-2015
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.
Impacts of Increasing Integration: Challenges in Trade, Finance and the Environment
Regional cooperation and integration (RCI) has played an important role in Asia’s growth and development, and will have to play a role in managing the consequences of this ascendancy going forward.
Asian Countries Need to Work Together to Move Forward
Regional cooperation and integration is crucial for Asia and the Pacific to reach its economic and social development goals.
Migrant Workers: Doing the Dirty Work for Others
Low-skilled migrants contribute hugely to the economies in which they work, as well as to their countries of origin. They deserve greater respect and much better treatment.
We Need to Break Silos for the Sustainable Development Goals
The transition from the Millennium Development Goals to the Sustainable Development Goals will require partnerships and a new view on development.
Asia and the Pacific's Priorities After 2015
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 Effects of Food Prices on People’s Health in Asia’s Developing Countries
Good nutrition and health are essential for improving productivity and economic growth and reducing poverty. In particular, adequate nutrition at a young age is a promise for the future, not only of the individuals but also of the society and the nation.
Social Protection Can Achieve Both Inclusiveness and Economic Growth
Not only does social protection promote economic growth; in fact, growth cannot be sustained without strong social protection.
How We Can Stop Ultra Poverty in Asia and The Pacific
The BRAC organization in Bangladesh has proven that there that there is an effective way to help the ultra poor. We need to find ways to use it more often.
The Post-2015 Millennium Development Goals Should Seek a World Free of Poverty
The MDGs represent the global vision of reducing poverty in its various dimensions. We need continued attention to all the goals, since we can hardly declare “mission accomplished” in any of the dimensions of poverty they seek to address.