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‘Double Dividends’ from Better Urban Management in the Pacific

A new report by Asian Development Bank (ADB), Moving from Risk to Resilience: Sustainable Urban Development in the Pacific, argues that efforts to improve urban management in the Pacific can improve both the quality of life in the region’s cities and towns and, at the same time, build greater resilience to natural hazards and climate change-induced events.

New Health Hope for India's Urban Poor

The continued urban boom across Asia and the Pacific offers a host of exciting new opportunities for the region but it also presents huge challenges― not least in the critical field of health.

Susann Roth

Managing Floods in a Changing Climate for a Green Future

Climate change, population growth, and urbanization are bringing some of the greatest challenges of our time. Just a few days ago we experienced one of the most powerful storms in history, Super Typhoon Haiyan, which devastated the Philippines, killing thousands.

Amy Leung

Photo by Lester V. Ledesma for ADB 2011.

Walking the Walk on a Green Future

The scale of urbanization in Asia over the past few decades has been truly astonishing and there is no sign of it stopping. In the next 20 years, another 1.1 billion people in the region will call cities their home.

Amy Leung

Mother and child from Cambodia. Photo by the author.

Menstrual Hygiene Management: A Taboo That Must Be Broken!

Unforgettable—that’s how I would describe the moment I raised the issue of menstrual hygiene management with project teams and government officials in Southeast Asia. Shocked and stunned—they looked down at their shoes closely inspecting remnants of their breakfast from earlier in the day.

Anupma Jain

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