Blog posts tagged to "technology"

  • Devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan, which struck the Philippines in November 2013.

    Climate reality: Kickstarting action in the Philippines

    Published on Monday, 21 March 2016

    The Philippines' pledge to address climate change is ambitious, but the question is whether or not it will translate into an actual investment plan.

  • Young volunteer engineers at the Solar Energy Festival in Manila, Philippines.

    Experience matters when hiring – but so should youth, new ideas

    Published on Thursday, 03 March 2016

    To address today’s development challenges, we need courage and innovation from young, inexperienced experts.

  • Members of multi-purpose community cooperative during a meeting with CSOs in Manila, Philippines.

    5 things civil society and the SDGs can do for each other

    Published on Monday, 28 September 2015

    How can CSOs contribute meaningfully to the new SDGs, and how can the post-2015 agenda support civil society’s development efforts over the next 15 years? Here are 5 ways.

  • A woman installs a solar panels on the roof of her house in rural Bhutan.

    Are you killing your electrical utility?

    Published on Wednesday, 22 July 2015

    New technologies such as lithium-ion batteries, LED lights and rooftop solar power are changing the way electricity is generated and supplied. We also need less electricity; with energy-efficient lighting and appliances, our electricity needs are reducing every year.

  • MDBs want to move ‘from billions to trillions’ on development finance to achieve the SDGs.

    #Fin4Dev: 10 things MDBs can bring to the table

    Published on Monday, 20 July 2015

    As the dialogue on #Fin4Dev advances, multilateral development banks and the IMF have joined hands to seriously consider what they specifically can bring to the table in going from ideas to action. Here are 10 takeaways from last week's major #Fin4Dev conference in Addis Ababa.

  • Legend Star Executive Director Gang Lu.

    How to choose the right tech entrepreneur

    Published on Monday, 29 June 2015

    As the People’s Republic of China is fast becoming a haven for all sorts of tech entrepreneurs, many of these need help from incubators such as Legend Star. 

  • Kyrgyz Republic banking on mobile phones to bring finance to rural areas

    Published on Thursday, 27 November 2014

    Mobile financial services have proven to be an ideal means to connect rural and remote populations to the financial sector.  In several countries now—for example, Kenya, Uganda, Pakistan, or the Philippines—financial services are successfully delivered to the rural population using mobile phones and agents. 

  • Getting ready for the Post-2015 SDGs: Join the e-dialogue

    Published on Monday, 20 October 2014

    The new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are expected to bring a stronger focus on longer-term durability of development gains as opposed to the current approach which sees decision-making targeted at the shorter term. At present, businesses main focus is annual balance sheets; for development organizations it is annual results reporting; and for democracies there's cyclical elections. 

  • The power of energy to transform gender relations

    Published on Wednesday, 04 December 2013

    Can energy projects transform gender relations and deliver gender equality? What are the possible pathways?  These are questions that gender and energy practitioners regularly consider. 

  • Harnessing the power of apps for social and economic development across Asia and the Pacific

    Published on Saturday, 04 May 2013

    Technology is playing an increasingly important role in how we think about solutions for global societal challenges. Take the apps revolution for a start.