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.

Climate change, Environment, Governance and public sector management

Ocean governance and blue finance for revitalizing the blue economy

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The impacts of climate change, marine pollution, unsustainable fishing, and rapid, unsustainable coastal development are threatening ocean ecosystems and jeopardizing small island nations and other developing coastal economies.

Finance sector development, Gender

Global survey points to progress on financial inclusion but stubborn gender gaps in Asia

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Asia has seen steady overall progress on financial inclusion, but gender gaps are still growing in some countries.

Energy, Governance and public sector management

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

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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.