Blogs on India
Published on Friday, 05 June 2015
While developing Asia has made great strides toward raising prosperity and reducing poverty during the last three decades, it has not done as well on good governance, which affects public service delivery.
Published on Friday, 29 May 2015
As the sun blazes down on the Thar Desert, pushing solar radiation levels beyond 400 W/m2, a new renewable energy plant is now harnessing the immense power of sunlight to power Rajasthan, India’s largest state.
Published on Saturday, 02 May 2015
As developing Asia looks to continue boasting robust economic growth in the future, experts at a joint ADB-IMF seminar during ADB’s Annual Meeting in Baku discussed how the region’s financial sector needs to transform itself to deliver stable, inclusive, long-term results.
Published on Friday, 10 April 2015
Indian filmmaker Rahul Roy recently visited ADB to screen his 2013 film “Till We Meet Again” and discuss how development programs can incorporate masculinities to truly achieve impact on gender equality.
Published on Wednesday, 18 March 2015
Universal health coverage not only protects the majority of the population from experiencing catastrophic financial loss as a result of high out-of-pocket costs, but also promotes better quality of services and greater health equity.
Published on Tuesday, 10 February 2015
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.
Published on Thursday, 05 February 2015
Every year, millions of people cross borders to work abroad. People migrate for various reasons, but for the majority of migrant workers, they are compelled by poverty and lack of job opportunities in their home countries.
Published on Thursday, 04 December 2014
The recent formal pledging session for the Green Climate Fund (GCF)—more than $9 billion in just 5 months—is by far the most successful resource mobilization ever seen for a multilateral climate fund. The US has pledged $3 billion, followed by Japan ($1.5 billion), UK ($1.13 billion), and Germany and France (with $1 billion each). Four developing countries—Indonesia, Mexico, Mongolia, and Panama—have made pledges, breaking the traditional donor boundaries.
Published on Tuesday, 07 October 2014
With the urban population swelling the world over, it makes sense that we start—or go back to—designing cities for people too. People are a city’s principal raison d'etre.
Published on Thursday, 17 July 2014
Thomas Piketty, a young French economist, has redefined the relationship between capital and inequalities in his book Capital in the Twenty-First Century.