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Energy, Environment, Finance sector development

Asia’s clean energy investment needs and the role of blended finance

Asia’s clean energy investment needs and the role of blended finance
Expanding the scale of blended finance in clean energy will require innovative efforts from the international community to reform traditional development finance approaches.

Gender, Social development and protection

Fighting the trafficking of women and children in Asia

Fighting the trafficking of women and children in Asia
Trafficking is often considered a gender-based harm, as women and children are more likely to face this form of exploitation.

Economics, Finance sector development

Exchange rate transmission to prices in emerging Asia and the role of global shocks

Exchange rate transmission to prices in emerging Asia and the role of global shocks
Central banks in emerging Asia have helped to bolster the resilience of their economies to external shocks, but the exchange rate channel remains a key transmission mechanism of disturbances.

Environment, Governance and public sector management

Classifying garbage for improving well-being in rural People’s Republic of China

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The mismanagement of domestic waste in rural areas places stress on the environment and compromises people's quality of life.

Gender, Social development and protection

Ending discrimination and building SOGIESC-inclusive societies

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People with diverse sexual orientations, gender identities, gender expressions, and sex characteristics continue to experience stigma and discrimination, stemming from deeply rooted cultural and societal norms and religious views.

Agriculture and natural resources, Information and Communications Technology

Enhancing food supply chain governance with blockchain

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Blockchain can be a valuable tool for avoiding failures in the food supply chain by opening avenues for enhancing redistribution and accountability for both food producers and consumers.

Finance sector development, Governance and public sector management

Bank of Japan’s unconventional monetary easing brings global recognition as a bold, innovative practitioner

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Over the last decade, the Bank of Japan has become known as a bold practitioner of monetary easing.

Governance and public sector management, Private sector development, Transport

Asian lessons for reviving infrastructure investment as a driver of resilient development

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In the post-pandemic era, the need for a timely rebound in infrastructure development is more urgent than ever.

Gender, Social development and protection

Uncovering women’s burden of “unseen” work

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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

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