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Maximizing the value of water to end water scarcity in Asia
By Santi Setiawati, Dwiky Wibowo and KE Seetha Ram. Posted March 22, 2023
Water scarcity is a global issue that affects 40% of the world’s population
Hypertension, a ticking time bomb that can be stopped to save millions of lives
By Tetsushi Sonobe, Raja Rajendra Timilsina and Dil Rahut. Posted February 13, 2023
Hypertension affects 25% of the world’s population and can be a silent killer with no warning signs.
Sanitation tours demonstrate successful sanitation in South Asia
By Rajarshi Banerjee and Jyothsna Dindigala. Posted February 3, 2023
Safe sanitation for all is essential for improving public health, providing a clean environment, and breaking cycles of disease.
The triple burden of malnutrition in early childhood
By Sakshi Pandey, Dil Rahut and KE Seetha Ram. Posted January 13, 2023
Children from disadvantaged groups are particularly prone to developing nutrient deficiencies and growth problems.
Fintech’s pandemic-related boost to financial inclusion, MSME resilience, and women’s empowerment in Asia
By John Beirne and Bryan Zhang. Posted October 4, 2022
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.
Servitization of digital technologies to advance health inclusion in developing countries
By Vinaytosh Mishra, Subhasis Bera and Dil Rahut. Posted September 9, 2022
Rectifying the uneven distribution of healthcare remains key to reducing health inequity.
Prioritizing the fight against cancer in Asia in a post-COVID-19 world
By Thomas Hofmarcher. Posted August 31, 2022
The COVID-19 pandemic has put a spotlight on health system resilience around the world.
How to meet Asia’s post-COVID-19 water and sanitation investment needs
By Santi Setiawati and KE Seetha Ram. Posted June 17, 2022
Governments in developing Asia should adopt practical interventions to maximize the effectiveness of new and existing sources of funding for water and sanitation.
Fight for survival: Indonesia’s hard-hit small informal firms struggle to outlast the pandemic
By Shigehiro Shinozaki. Posted April 14, 2022
A critical challenge in achieving inclusive growth is to formalize informal firms and non-contract-based employees.
Measuring the impacts of COVID-19 in Central Asia
By Dina Azhgaliyeva and Kamalbek Karymshakov. Posted April 8, 2022
The COVID-19 outbreak has had wide-ranging impacts on the economies of Central Asia, with uncertainty and protective policy measures contributing to falling demand and supply.
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