Blog posts tagged to "poverty reduction"

  • A slum in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

    Does lower inequality mean less poverty?

    Published on Thursday, 05 January 2017

    It is widely assumed that reducing inequality goes hand-in-hand with poverty reduction – but this is not always the case.

  • Children of CCT beneficiaries must attend school.

    Can we end poverty in the Philippines through cash transfers?

    Published on Tuesday, 20 December 2016

    Pro-poor growth in the Philippines is driven by a growing budget for social assistance programs like conditional cash transfers.

  • Philippine cash transfer project helps poor families support their children through school.

    How to best finance antipoverty transfers in developing countries

    Published on Thursday, 18 August 2016

    Financing has been a constant challenge to the expansion of antipoverty transfers in developing countries.

  • Simpa Networks affordable solar energy solutions for poor consumers in India.

    Clarity matters in inclusive business

    Published on Wednesday, 17 February 2016

    Let’s address the confusion about what inclusive business is, how it serves the poor, and how it works.

  • A female community leader in Bhopal, India.

    How we helped women become agents of change for urban development in India

    Published on Friday, 16 October 2015

    Women’s participation in an ADB urban development project in India transformed their role, increased understanding of gender issues in water and sanitation, and strengthened institutional capacity in ensuring that men and women could benefit equally from water and sanitation investments.

  • The age of ‘Big Data’

    Published on Monday, 06 January 2014

    We are living in the time of Big Data. It comes from everywhere - from our cell phones, our computers, from fuel pumps, water sensors in meteorological stations, and countless other sources.  

  • Making private sector investments deliver development impacts

    Published on Wednesday, 16 October 2013

    For development institutions, private sector investments offer plenty of potential for promoting inclusive and environmentally sustainable growth at a profit. But how successful are they in achieving actual development gains?

  • Rising tide raises all boats — Or does it?

    Published on Monday, 29 July 2013

    Last week, the development economics world was shaken by an open clash between two of its most distinguished luminaries—Amartya Sen and Jagdish Bhagwati. One is a Nobel Prize winner in the field of economics, and the other is widely believed to be worthy of one.  

  • Closing the gap: New trends and challenges faced by developing Asia

    Published on Monday, 15 July 2013

    Evidence-based strategies—the pragmatic pursuit of polices that worked—were at the front and center of developing Asia’s extraordinary success in raising living standards and reducing extreme poverty over the past two decades.

  •  A fallen tree near a damaged railroad track in Pakistan. Photo credit: Gerhard Jörén 2010.

    Why don’t we act on the facts of climate change?

    Published on Thursday, 28 February 2013

    I am not an environment or climate change expert, but I am an environmentalist out of conviction. When I was 14 years old I wrote a letter to the German Minister of Environment asking for faster policy action to reduce green house gas emissions.