Less developed countries need not emulate wealthier ones when establishing their technical and vocational training systems.
An ADB economist who specializes in the areas of education, skills development and jobs, answers questions about which jobs are best suited to work-from-home arrangements, based on a recent study in Southeast Asia.
Promoting inclusive, resilient, and sustainable development in fragile and conflict-affected states is needed to improve living standards, promote good governance and strengthen institutions.
Fintech companies, with the support of governments, can lead the way in making technology a tool for people with disabilities to have greater access to financial services.
The “nexus” approach calls for better planning to prevent humanitarian crises, and rapid responses when they occur.
In Mongolia, government assistance programs are showing that direct cash assistance helps the poor without deterring people from seeking work.
The pandemic has worsened inequality on many fronts. Pro-active macroeconomic policy combined with labor retraining programs and increased social protection are needed.
Slowing population growth can have broad benefits for society, including enhancing the many ways that older citizens enrich our communities.
Migration in the Asia-Pacific region is diverse and enduring. It cannot be handled by one country alone. Regional cooperation is needed.
As urbanization and aging trends continue, sustainable development will depend on making cities more livable, environmentally friendly, socially inclusive, and competitive.