Blog posts tagged to "India"

  • Of Civil Society, Jobless Youth and Short Skirts

    Published on Thursday, 02 May 2013


    The Annual Meeting is off to a lively start with standing room only as civil society participants meet ADB senior Management, journalists turn up unannounced demanding entry to the opening day press confrence, why youth can't get jobs and short skirts are deemed unacceptable.

  • Asia’s Unfinished Agenda

    Published on Wednesday, 01 May 2013

    Arrived in Delhi and was struck by two things. The gleaming Indira Gandhi International Airport with its world class facilities and Greater Noida, the fast growing urban and industrial center about an hour’s drive by expressway from Delhi where our Annual Meeting is being held. Both are impressive signs of the country’s rapid modernization.  

  • Students of Mechai Pattana Bamboo School in Buriram, Thailand

    Educating the poor the social entrepreneurial way

    Published on Thursday, 11 April 2013

    In common with the best international schools, Year 10 students at the school established in Burriam, Thailand by former Senator Mechai Viravaidya, spend a year away from home (in this case, to the Thai beach resort area of Pattaya).  There they experience a different culture, gain independence, and develop teamwork as they transition to young adults. 

  • Revitalizing the G20—three suggestions for the incoming Russian Presidency

    Published on Monday, 18 March 2013

    As I sat through two days of discussions in the first meeting of the G-20 Development Working Group under the Russian Presidency in Moscow in February this year, an uneasy question kept coming to my mind—is the G-20 losing its way?

  • Urumqi City, People's Republic of China

    Macro stabilization policies for long-run growth: Lessons for developing Asia

    Published on Wednesday, 26 December 2012

    The global financial crisis of 2008-2009 has reignited the debate on the role of macroeconomic policies. The role of macroeconomic stabilization policies can be contentious, especially as the policy room is increasingly limited in most advanced economies.