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Social expectations of gender roles can inhibit careers for both men and women.

Doubling down on dual career couples

Since dual career couples support each other, this involves professional compromises. However, such couples’ understanding of ‘success’ is multidimensional and goes beyond the high income and high status of one individual.

Sunniya Durrani-Jamal

Old men in Nepal.

Can Asia protect the elderly?

The challenge of providing social protection for older persons in the region is about coming to terms with rapid social change processes as well as household saving and financing pension systems.

Sri Wening Handayani

Workers on a railway construction project in Azerbaijan.

Infrastructure and safeguards

As multilateral development banks gear up to fill serious gaps in infrastructure in Asia, attention also focuses on safeguards, which should be a top concern for established lenders such as the World Bank and ADB as well as new players like the AIIB.

Vinod Thomas

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