Climate change, Environment, Water

The “invisible” water crisis: Groundwater sustainability in Asia and the Pacific

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Groundwater overexploitation has raised concerns about resource sustainability and environmental degradation.

Climate change, Energy, Governance and public sector management

COP27, climate change mitigation, and a just transition for developing Asia

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Global communities need to come together to act quickly to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and attain net-zero carbon emissions.

Governance and public sector management, Social development and protection

Redesigning social protection programs beyond the COVID-19 pandemic

Redesigning social protection programs beyond the COVID-19 pandemic
Governments must redesign social protection programs, making them more resilient and inclusive so that no one is left behind when the next crisis hits.

Governance and public sector management

Bringing lawyers back to the table for FIDIC contracts and dispute boards

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A lack of legal advice during a project’s procurement process can result in unclear contractual terms that undermine the project and lead to costly and lengthy dispute resolution processes.

Governance and public sector management, Social development and protection, Urban development

Sustainable urban development in India: Emerging issues and the way forward

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The majority of city residents worldwide live with high levels of air pollution and many still live in slum conditions with limited access to sanitation.

Finance sector development, Health, Information and Communications Technology

Fintech’s pandemic-related boost to financial inclusion, MSME resilience, and women’s empowerment in Asia

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Fintech has been instrumental in helping to sustain businesses and households during the COVID-19 pandemic, with scope to be an integral driver of sustainable economic development in the post-pandemic era.

Governance and public sector management, Urban development

Land value capture mechanism provides opportunity for sustainable urbanization in developing Asia

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Land value capture methods can fill budget gaps in infrastructure projects while promoting sustainable transit-oriented development.

Health, Information and Communications Technology

Servitization of digital technologies to advance health inclusion in developing countries

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Rectifying the uneven distribution of healthcare remains key to reducing health inequity.

Governance and public sector management, Health, Social development and protection

Prioritizing the fight against cancer in Asia in a post-COVID-19 world

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The COVID-19 pandemic has put a spotlight on health system resilience around the world.

Economics, Finance sector development

What can the quality of institutions tell us about macrofinancial resilience in Asia?

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Asia has made substantial progress on economic development over the past 3 decades, with the quality of institutions playing an important role.