The cost of not improving disaster preparedness will be a slower pace of social and economic progress across a region in the decades to come.
In Asia's fastest-growing economies millions have been lifted out of poverty, but the benefits have accrued to certain regions and cities, particular sectors and population groups, leaving many mired in poverty and dangerously disconnected from the new motors of growth.
The debate over a proposed ban on oversized soda drinks triggers a broader discussion on obesity and public health.
Let’s start today to prevent and build resilience against health threats in the region.
Social protection is associated with inclusive growth (social inclusiveness), reducing risk and vulnerability, empowerment, participation and solidarity principles.
Low-skilled migrants contribute hugely to the economies in which they work, as well as to their countries of origin. They deserve greater respect and much better treatment.
Schools that follow the social entrepreneurial business model are often established by visionary leaders that share a passionate belief in the transformational power of education.
We can all take simple steps to encourage financial inclusion.
The transition from the Millennium Development Goals to the Sustainable Development Goals will require partnerships and a new view on development.
Responding to climate change is more difficult for small islands due to their geographical isolation, socio-economic characteristics, and lack of technical capacity and knowledge.