In ensuring the success of social protection programs, who benefits from public transfers is as important as how much or what type of support is provided. Tajikistan offers a case in point.
Hyun H. Son
Hyun H. Son is a principal evaluation specialist in the Independent Evaluation Department of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). Before joining ADB in 2007, she was a poverty specialist in UNDP. She also worked for the World Bank and taught at Macquarie University. She has published over 30 articles in international journals and three books in economic development. She has a PhD in Economics from the University of New South Wales and a Masters in Public Policy from Harvard University.
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One key challenge that restricts the region’s further growth potential is how to not only overcome TVET exclusion, but also deepen the talent pool and facilitate its integration into the market.
Success in tackling food insecurity is an important component of how inclusive an economy’s growth is. Unless the benefits of growth are equitably shared, access to sufficient, safe, and nutritious food for all will remain a challenge.
Do fiscal policies respond appropriately to reduce vulnerabilities, or actually widen the pre-existing inequality that is exacerbated during disasters?
The indicator rather understates the true extent of global poverty.
In its quest to become an industrialized nation, Viet Nam must redouble efforts to improve the skills of the labor force and cultivate high-technology, high value-add industries.
Let's better integrate gender-responsive components in infrastructure investments.
COVID-19 has brought unprecedented economic and development challenges but it also offers opportunities for financing solutions to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
Promoting inclusive, resilient, and sustainable development in fragile and conflict-affected states is needed to improve living standards, promote good governance and strengthen institutions.