Dil Rahut

About Dil Rahut

Dil Rahut is vice-chair of research and a senior research fellow at ADBI.
Author Archive | Dil Rahut
Gender, Social development and protection

Uncovering women’s burden of “unseen” work

Unpaid contributions to production and consumption in households remain excluded from the narrow economic definition of work but are essential to welfare.

Economics, Information and Communications Technology

ChatGPT and structural change: Proceed with caution

ChatGPT has the potential to lay the foundation for structural change and economywide productivity growth.

Agriculture and natural resources, Economics, Water

Managing water resources in agriculture can ensure food and water security

The unsustainable use of water resources in agriculture will have severe implications for future food and water security.

Gender, Social development and protection

Putting an end to the social disease of domestic violence

Domestic abuse is not a minor problem but a public health disease that affects millions of women around the globe.

Agriculture and natural resources

Understanding the multifunctionality of agriculture production for sustainable rural livelihoods

Multifunctionality is associated with human activities that perform multiple functions and generate ecosystem services that can be positive or negative.


Hypertension, a ticking time bomb that can be stopped to save millions of lives

Hypertension affects 25% of the world’s population and can be a silent killer with no warning signs.

Health, Poverty

The triple burden of malnutrition in early childhood

The triple burden of malnutrition in early childhood-AsiaPathways image (2560 x 1578px)
Children from disadvantaged groups are particularly prone to developing nutrient deficiencies and growth problems.

Climate change, Energy, Governance and public sector management

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

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

Health, Information and Communications Technology

Servitization of digital technologies to advance health inclusion in developing countries

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

Energy, Governance and public sector management

Reimagining South Asia’s electricity system amid growing energy market volatility

Regional collaboration can help to alleviate South Asia’s energy security challenges, which have been compounded by rising oil and gas prices, inflation, prospective food deprivation, and food protectionism.