Asian governments need to increase their support for social protection programs if they hope to reap broader economic and social benefits.
There is no “one size fits all” approach to conditional cash transfer programs, but there are key elements that will increase the chances of success.
It is time to take action on cross-border and regional health cooperation to fight current outbreaks and the next epidemic.
Asia’s ecosystems have tremendous biodiversity value, but they are also important economic and social assets.
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.