Blogs on Indonesia
Published on Thursday, 12 November 2015
Unlike many dull international gatherings, the recent #MA4HealthAP conference gave participants a multitude of innovative ways to engage with their peers.
Published on Tuesday, 22 September 2015
In the run-up to the OGP Summit in Mexico City, ADB and representatives from governments, civil society, and multilateral organizations to share their impressions about the current framework.
Published on Monday, 27 July 2015
Sarulla was the first greenfield, commercial investment in Indonesia geothermal in almost 20 years, and remains key to demonstrating the sector’s commercial viability in the country.
Published on Friday, 26 June 2015
Do fiscal policies respond appropriately to reduce vulnerabilities, or actually widen the pre-existing inequality that is exacerbated during disasters?
Published on Monday, 08 June 2015
As we reflect on the importance of the ocean today, the annual Coral Triangle Day held on 9 June has become a landmark regional event to celebrate World Oceans Day with one simple message: protect the ocean that sustains us all.
Published on Sunday, 03 May 2015
By 2050, up to 65% of Asia’s population is expected to live in cities. With urbanization growing at such at a breakneck speed, many believe that how cities cope with it may well determine the region’s long-term productivity and overall stability.
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 Tuesday, 27 January 2015
Land is power – immutable and unyielding. It provides succor and sustenance. Unfortunately, there is an overwhelming gender gap in land ownership, reinforcing the gender discrimination women face in other spheres.
Published on Tuesday, 30 September 2014
Fifteen years ago I was working for a nongovernment organization (NGO) in Bangladesh documenting stories of training and economic empowerment of communities. A common recurring theme in virtually all the communities was the gender stereotyping in skills training programs.
Published on Friday, 12 September 2014
“The law hath not been dead, though it had slept.” When Shakespeare wrote those lines, he never knew that many, many years down the road, he may actually be referring to the enforcement of environmental law by the judiciary around the world.