Currency-linked bonds are simple but powerful instruments that fortify economies and can efficiently finance development projects.
Blog posts on "Indonesia"
For many of Indonesia’s urban poor who work in the informal sector, social distancing is nearly impossible if they want to maintain their income. Two key policies can help.
COVID-19 is uncharted territory but development professionals bring a wealth of experience from past crises to rebuild lives, livelihoods, and economies.
Girls and women today have far more opportunities and role models than their mothers and grandmothers, but there is much more to be done.
Asian cities act as engines of economic growth, providing jobs, expertise, and the sharing of resources. But in some cases, these powerful engines are sputtering due to insufficient infrastructure, inadequate planning, and poor governance.
Throughout Asia and the world, digital solutions are being found for urban problems. Policymakers and city leaders should ensure that the poor do not get left behind in this digital transformation of cities.
Southeast Asian economies are starting to feel the pinch of trade tensions, recession fears and other global trends.
Local officials can now find information from all sectors, such as health, education, women’s empowerment, child protection, and human rights and law, to help them address child and teen marriage in their area.
Performance assessments help people in Southeast Asia determine how well their government is performing and how they can be improved.