Blog posts on "Sustainable Development Goals"

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

Why AIDS funding stands at a crossroads in Asia and Pacific

The Asia Pacific region has scored many successes in its march to reverse the HIV and AIDS epidemic in a number of countries, starting with Thailand, Cambodia, and India. But the region still faces serious challenges with other countries like Pakistan, Philippines, and Indonesia reporting rising epidemic levels. Initial successes in scaling up treatment and prevention programs have left some political leaders and policymakers complacent.

Susann Roth

Jargon can lock the poor out of access to development information. Photo: ADB

Jargon hurts the poor

The excessive use of technical language in international development can keep vital information away from the people who need it the most.

Floyd Whaley

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