Thailand

Asia-Pacific faces more natural disasters, UN warns

… have “deeply disruptive effects on livelihoods” and further disadvantage already vulnerable people, many in rural areas, pushing more into poverty, …

by · Tuesday, 10 October 2017 · Thailand
Towards a clean India

Towards a clean India

When Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Swachh Bharat Mission in 2014, it marked the beginning of the world’s largest ever sanitation drive. Now, a 2017 survey by the Quality Council of India finds that access to toilets by rural households has increased to 62.45 per cent, and that 91 per cent of those who have a toilet, use it. Given India’s size and diversity, it is no surprise that implementation varies widely across states. Even so, the fact that almost every Indian now has sanitation on the mind is a victory by itself.

Achieving a task of this magnitude will not be easy. Bangladesh took 15 years to become open defecation free (ODF), while Thailand took 40 years to do so. Meeting sanitation targets is not a one-off event. Changing centuries-old habits of open defecation is a complex and long-term undertaking.

by · Monday, 9 October 2017 · Bangladesh, India, Thailand

Sharing Asia’s growing wealth

That has helped lift 655 million people out of poverty in the last two decades. By 2018, half of the region’s population — over 1.2 billion people in total …

by · Monday, 9 October 2017 · Thailand

Population control key in battle against poverty

Suggesting, as the elite globalists do, that the US can help solve world poverty by taking in immigrants, is therefore complete nonsense. This is just …

by · Sunday, 8 October 2017 · Thailand

World Bank urges Asian city planning

The World Bank urges greater infrastructure investment and better access to jobs for people in urban areas to combat poverty and boost economic …

by · Wednesday, 4 October 2017 · Thailand

World Bank urges Asian city planning

The World Bank urges greater infrastructure investment and better access to jobs for people in urban areas to combat poverty and boost economic …

by · Wednesday, 4 October 2017 · Thailand

Manila eyes US grant for coastal infra plan

… just and democratic governance, economic freedom and investments in its people; the opportunity to reduce poverty and generate economic growth …

by · Thursday, 28 September 2017 · Thailand

Poverty in paradise: The dark side of Indonesia’s new tourism hope

A tableau of white sandy beaches, colourful coral reefs and turquoise water, the islands of Raja Ampat are set to be Indonesia’s next tourism hotspot …

by · Friday, 22 September 2017 · Indonesia, Thailand

3.2m kids at ‘high risk’, govt told

… young drug addicts, stateless children with no legal rights, children with learning problems, children with disabilities and those facing severe poverty …

by · Monday, 18 September 2017 · Thailand

Belt and Road mustn’t pave way for crime

Many of them stand to benefit from China’s experiences in, for example, poverty alleviation, decentralisation, the economic development of remote …

by · Thursday, 14 September 2017 · China, Thailand