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Income inequality, educational outcomes, and digital infrastructure: Can public–private partnerships play a pivotal role in Asia and the Pacific?
By Hazwan Haini. Posted December 21, 2022
Addressing inequality requires a new strategy in today’s modern age. Policy makers in Asia and the Pacific need to tackle a new form of inequality—the digital divide.
Promoting innovative climate finance in emerging and developing economies
By Sayuri Shirai. Posted December 14, 2022
Soaring fossil fuel prices have reminded the world that investment in clean and low-emissions energy projects is needed to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by mid-century.
Mounting debt and capital flow management risks amid a strong US dollar
By John Beirne and Pradeep Panthi. Posted December 2, 2022
A tightening United States monetary policy cycle in 2022 in the face of severe inflationary pressures has led to a broad-based appreciation of the US dollar.
The “invisible” water crisis: Groundwater sustainability in Asia and the Pacific
By Shujie Liang. Posted November 28, 2022
Groundwater overexploitation has raised concerns about resource sustainability and environmental degradation.
COP27, climate change mitigation, and a just transition for developing Asia
By Dina Azhgaliyeva and Dil Rahut. Posted November 21, 2022
Global communities need to come together to act quickly to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and attain net-zero carbon emissions.
Redesigning social protection programs beyond the COVID-19 pandemic
By Derek Hondo, Julia Haberl and Linda Arthur. Posted November 4, 2022
Governments must redesign social protection programs, making them more resilient and inclusive so that no one is left behind when the next crisis hits.
Bringing lawyers back to the table for FIDIC contracts and dispute boards
By Livia Sapochetti, Veronica Wee and KE Seetha Ram. Posted October 25, 2022
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.
Sustainable urban development in India: Emerging issues and the way forward
By Daisy Singh. Posted October 14, 2022
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.
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.
Land value capture mechanism provides opportunity for sustainable urbanization in developing Asia
By Ka Ying Wong, Veronica Wee and KE Seetha Ram. Posted September 16, 2022
Land value capture methods can fill budget gaps in infrastructure projects while promoting sustainable transit-oriented development.
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