To meet the SDGs, multilateral development banks need to be flexible when interpreting their mandates.
Blog posts on "poverty reduction"
It is widely assumed that reducing inequality goes hand-in-hand with poverty reduction – but this is not always the case.
Pro-poor growth in the Philippines is driven by a growing budget for social assistance programs like conditional cash transfers.
Financing has been a constant challenge to the expansion of antipoverty transfers in developing countries.
Let’s address the confusion about what inclusive business is, how it serves the poor, and how it works.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.