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.
Infrastructure, regulation and application are all needed to improve broadband connectivity and produce the positive economic and social impact it brings.
The population in the People’s Republic of China is aging quickly, but at a relatively low level of per capita income.
The People's Republic of China should consistently and continuously scale up clean energy development to achieve a sustainable, and livable future.
The Association of Southeast Asian nations has introduced the regional rice reserve, the multi-stakeholder rice trade forum, and market information and sharing. These approaches have the potential of building confidence in rice trade and helping people get fed.
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.
Asia and the Pacific face challenges in reforming education and skills development but there are also real opportunities.
Flooding and other risks to the people, economy and infrastructure of coastal cities due to climate change cannot be underestimated.
Asia must confront the grim reality that 3 of the world’s top 5 most dangerous countries for women are in this region.
For many people, at least 1.7 billion people in Asia and the Pacific, opportunities from the MDGs have not yet materialized.