Blog posts tagged to "social services"

  • Advances in technology are encouraging more older people to stay in the workforce.

    3 ways technology can harness the skills of Asia’s older workers

    Published on Thursday, 03 May 2018

    Developing Asia has much to gain from leveraging the talent and experience of its older demographic.

  • Is Asia ready for Social Impact Bonds?

    Published on Wednesday, 22 October 2014

    Raising finance for projects which are socially important but have little appeal to hard-nosed investors has been a major challenge for governments and donor agencies in the past. But now a new instrument has been developed which offers a fresh way forward—Social Impact Bonds. 
  • Floating houses under a bridge.

    Social protection floors for an inclusive crisis recovery

    Published on Thursday, 09 May 2013

    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.

  • Amartya Sen, Nobel Laureate for Economics and Professor of Economics and Philosophy at Harvard University, as one of the seminar panelists.

    Drummers, Development, and Delivering Services

    Published on Saturday, 04 May 2013

    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. 

  • Giving people the tools to demand better public services

    Published on Saturday, 04 May 2013

    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. 

  • Why invest in infrastructure and services that work for women

    Published on Tuesday, 05 March 2013

    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.