Developing Asia has much to gain from leveraging the talent and experience of its older demographic.
Blog posts on "social services"
Crises oblige policymakers to rethink development models. The 1929 financial crash led to a New Deal that radically altered the development model of the day.
One of the most anticipated events is the Opening Session of the Board of Governors and this year does not disappoint. We are privileged to have the Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Finance Minister Chidambaram and the new ADB President Takehiko Nakao address the packed hall filled with almost 2000 delegates including governors.
Poor people rely more on the state for essential services and assistance than those in the middle and upper classes, who have more options available to them.
When I was a student, I spent two and a half hours in hellish commuter trains each day as a Tokyo suburbanite. Being a teenager in a manga-like school uniform, I was often a target of groping, eve-teasing, stalking, and even “flashing” on the streets, in the trains, and at the stations.