Blog posts on "Sustainable Development Goals"

A foreign laborer works on a construction project in Singapore.

How to channel migrant remittances to deliver growth

Migrant remittances, a lifeline for many developing countries in Asia and the Pacific, have grown dramatically with barely any support by the public sector or donor agencies. A recent ADB forum discussed how governments can make better use of this money to create domestic job opportunities.

Mayumi Ozaki

Since financial development does not necessarily reduce inequality, inclusive growth calls for concerted government efforts to strengthen financial inclusion.

How to finance stable, inclusive growth in Asia

The Asian Development Outlook 2015 highlights how developing Asia’s financial development still lags the advanced economies by a wide margin despite good progress. What can we do to bridge that gap, and also ensure ensure the region’s financial sector grows in a stable, inclusive way?

Donghyun Park

A child in a slum flooded by Tropical Storm Ketsana (Ondoy) in the Philippines.

World Water Day: How we can ‘unflood’ Asia

On World Water Day, it’s time to reflect on how several of Asia’s developing countries are especially vulnerable to floods. What can we do to better address this problem? Adopt a holistic approach to flood management and resilience.

Amy Leung

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