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Skills competition inspires youth in Bangladesh

Skills competition inspires youth in Bangladesh

A team of young female innovators receiving a prize from the Ministry of Education at the national skills competition. 

Skills education in Bangladesh has suffered from a social stigma, which is gradually changing. Parents were unwilling to sen…

by · Sunday, 17 February 2019 · Bangladesh
Skills competition inspires youth in Bangladesh

Skills competition inspires youth in Bangladesh

A team of young female innovators receiving a prize from the Ministry of Education at the national skills competition. 

Skills education in Bangladesh has suffered from a social stigma, which is gradually changing. Parents were unwilling to sen…

by · Sunday, 17 February 2019 · Bangladesh
The rising cost of nutritious food in South Asia

The rising cost of nutritious food in South Asia

A malnourished child will face poorer outcomes as an adult. In South Asia, where malnutrition persists in multiple forms, improving nutrition in the early stages of life is critical to a child’s future development and health. Credit: World Bank
A maln…

by · Tuesday, 29 January 2019 · Bangladesh
South Asia: A bright spot in darkening economic skies?

South Asia: A bright spot in darkening economic skies?

South Asia is set to remain relatively insulated from some of the rising uncertainties that are looming large on the global economic horizon. The region will retain its top spot as the world’s fastest-growing region. The Siddhirganj Power Project in B…

by · Wednesday, 9 January 2019 · Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
South Asia: A bright spot in darkening economic skies?

South Asia: A bright spot in darkening economic skies?

South Asia is set to remain relatively insulated from some of the rising uncertainties that are looming large on the global economic horizon. The region will retain its top spot as the world’s fastest-growing region. The Siddhirganj Power Project in B…

by · Wednesday, 9 January 2019 · Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
Artificial intelligence, big data: Opportunities for enhancing human development in Thailand and beyond

Artificial intelligence, big data: Opportunities for enhancing human development in Thailand and beyond

The use of artificial intelligence (AI) and big data can offer untapped opportunities for Thailand. Particularly, it has enormous potential to contribute to Thailand 4.0, a new value-based economic model driven by innovation, technology and creativi…

Artificial intelligence, big data: Opportunities for enhancing human development in Thailand and beyond

Artificial intelligence, big data: Opportunities for enhancing human development in Thailand and beyond

The use of artificial intelligence (AI) and big data can offer untapped opportunities for Thailand. Particularly, it has enormous potential to contribute to Thailand 4.0, a new value-based economic model driven by innovation, technology and creativi…

Artificial intelligence, big data: Opportunities for enhancing human development in Thailand and beyond

Artificial intelligence, big data: Opportunities for enhancing human development in Thailand and beyond

The use of artificial intelligence (AI) and big data can offer untapped opportunities for Thailand. Particularly, it has enormous potential to contribute to Thailand 4.0, a new value-based economic model driven by innovation, technology and creativi…

South Asia’s new superfood or just fishy business?

South Asia’s new superfood or just fishy business?

Across South Asia, four known species of indigenous, fully mature, small food-fish – now dubbed ‘NutriFish’ have nutritional and health benefits for pregnant and lactating women and young children when consumed over the first one thousand days. Here, …

by · Monday, 17 December 2018 · Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Singapore
New year with a fresh start: Addressing urban poverty in Bangladesh

New year with a fresh start: Addressing urban poverty in Bangladesh

Although Bangladesh has achieved much in the way of poverty reduction and human development, progress has been slower in some urban areas.
Issues such as slow-down of quality job growth, low levels of educational attainment (notably among the yout…

by · Wednesday, 12 December 2018 · Bangladesh