Blogs on capital

  • Preventing economic disasters: Developing countries in Asia and the Pacific are among the world's most affected by natural disasters and their economic impact. Photo: ADB

    GDP tragedy: Preventing natural hazards from turning into economic disasters

    Published on Monday, 03 June 2019

    Small Pacific economies are particularly vulnerable to the impacts of disasters on economic growth. Special support systems need to be in place to help them respond.

  • Lifting Asia out of poverty needs to be done equally

    Published on Tuesday, 22 April 2014

    Developing Asia’s impressive growth continues but faces a new challenge — inequality is on the rise. Over the last few decades, the region has lifted people out of poverty at an unprecedented rate. But more recent experience contrasts with the ‘growth with equity’ story that characterised the newly industrialised economies’ transformation in the 1960s and 1970s.