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Tackling malnutrition in South Asia: 8 Years on

Tackling malnutrition in South Asia: 8 Years on

A man surrounded by vegetables and greens in an Indian Bazaar. Credit: Anton Jankovoy / Shutterstock.com
The scale of the undernutrition problem in South Asia is exceptional.
 
Children in the region have some of the highest global rates of stunting a…

by · Tuesday, 30 April 2019 · Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka

Nickel-and-dimed in sweatshops: Australian brands squeeze Vietnamese garment workers

Titled "Made in Poverty," the report is based on interviews held last April and July with 474 workers in Bangladesh and Vietnam. It seeks to examine …

by · Tuesday, 19 March 2019 · Australia, Bangladesh, Vietnam

Australian Ambassador visits Hoa Binh for charitable purposes

… to Vietnam Craig Chittick (L) and Ta Van Tuan, Country Director of Action on Poverty in Vietnam – PHOTO: COURTESY OF AUSTRALIAN EMBASSY.

by · Wednesday, 13 March 2019 · Australia, Vietnam

Australian nat’l builds community center in one of Bicol’s poorest barangays

By Roy Mabasa. An Australian national who heads a foundation aimed to take people out of poverty is now building a community center in one of the …

by · Sunday, 30 December 2018 · Australia, Philippines
Mengubah ‘disabilitas’ menjadi ‘kemampuan’: kesempatan untuk mensosialisasikan perkembangan inklusi disabilitas di Indonesia

Mengubah ‘disabilitas’ menjadi ‘kemampuan’: kesempatan untuk mensosialisasikan perkembangan inklusi disabilitas di Indonesia

Sebelum bergabung dengan Bank Dunia, saya bekerja sebagai perancang kota dan sering memberi saran agar rencana pembangunan lebih mudah diakses bagi penyandang disabilitas. Sayangnya, banyak pengembang cenderung mengenyampingkan kebutuhan mereka kar…

by · Friday, 21 December 2018 · Australia, Indonesia, Iran, Nepal
Turning ‘disability’ into ‘ability’: opportunities to promote disability inclusive development in Indonesia

Turning ‘disability’ into ‘ability’: opportunities to promote disability inclusive development in Indonesia

Before joining the World Bank, I worked as an urban designer and often provided advice on how the design of proposed developments could be more accessible for people with disabilities. Sadly, many developers tend to consider disability inclusion as a…

by · Friday, 21 December 2018 · Australia, China, Indonesia, Japan, Nepal
Bigger tobacco taxes for better health outcomes in the Pacific Islands

Bigger tobacco taxes for better health outcomes in the Pacific Islands

The issue
Data compiled over the past two decades has found that all four major non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in Tonga are on the rise – diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, and respiratory diseases. According to the latest WHO data, NCDs a…

by · Tuesday, 19 June 2018 · Australia, New Zealand, Tonga

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