Investments are needed in basic infrastructure – rural roads, water supply and sanitation, electrification, safe affordable public transport systems, better lighting of streets and settlements. Making infrastructure work better for women is a critical step in the empowerment of women.
The challenge is on for Myanmar to climb the development ladder armed with lessons learned and much needed safeguards in place.
Sanitation experts are exploring new strategies on Pacific islands that go beyond simply building toilets, sewers and treatment plants.
Not only does social protection promote economic growth; in fact, growth cannot be sustained without strong social protection.
Low agriculture productivity remains a key problem all across Asia that should be overcome with new green solutions to address food security and rural poverty issues.
The differences are significant in the health sector under the Millennium Development Goals and Sustainable Development Goals.
Immediate action is needed on climate change and we must overcome skepticism.
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.