Blog posts tagged to "social welfare"

  • GDP calculates the market values of final goods and services in a country during a specific period.

    Should we do away with GDP?

    Published on Tuesday, 25 July 2017

    Gross domestic product only measures quantity, not quality of growth.

  • A woman outside her house in Pakistan.

    How to protect Pakistan's home-based workers

    Published on Tuesday, 16 August 2016

    Women working from home make a significant contribution to Pakistan’s economy, but their work is undervalued and home-based workers are denied any form of legal protection.

  • 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. 

  • Impressions from the World Bank/IMF Spring Meeting – Ministerial Roundtable on social protection

    Published on Monday, 29 April 2013

    I would like to keep you at pace with the global dialogue on social protection. This year the spring meeting of the IMF and World Bank hosted the second annual Ministerial Roundtable discussion entitled, “Closing the Gap – Safety Nets Where the Needs are Greatest."