The government budgetary process can have a powerful impact on societal gains.
Not only does social protection promote economic growth; in fact, growth cannot be sustained without strong social protection.
Immediate action is needed on climate change and we must overcome skepticism.
The population in the People’s Republic of China is aging quickly, but at a relatively low level of per capita income.
Well-designed and targeted social protection programs, and particularly safety nets for the disadvantaged, deliver high returns in terms of poverty reduction.
In 2012, the International Labour Organization (ILO) called on its 185 members to ensure that everyone in need has access to essential health care and basic income security.
Asia and the Pacific accounts for half of the estimated economic cost of disasters over the past 20 years.