Removing fossil fuel subsidies in developing Asia is a win-win for the environment and public finances.
Shikha leads ADB’s research on public economics, with a special focus on public expenditure, food and fuel subsidies, and public services. In an earlier role, she supervised the Armenia and Tajikistan country teams, working closely with the governments of these countries to develop ADB’s country strategies and operational programs. Prior to joining ADB, Ms. Jha was Professor of Economics at the Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research in Mumbai, and a consultant with the World Bank, UNDP, the US Department of Agriculture, and the International Food Policy Research Institute, among others.
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Post-disaster strategies help farmers overcome immediate losses while they wait for assistance.
While developing Asia has made great strides toward raising prosperity and reducing poverty during the last three decades, it has not done as well on good governance, which affects public service delivery.