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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

‘Stronger, faster’ Pacquiao turns 40 with lavish birthday bash

China’s reforms pulled hundreds of millions of people out of poverty and … The poverty rate among the rural population dropped to 3.1 percent last …

by · Tuesday, 18 December 2018 · China, Philippines

Poverty and demand from China fuel illegal Cambodia surrogacy

Shortly before 24-year-old Lee left for China, her parents borrowed $300 from a lender in their village to buy a suitcase for their pregnant daughter and …

by · Thursday, 13 December 2018 · Cambodia, China

Poverty and demand from China fuel illegal Cambodia surrogacy

Shortly before 24-year-old Lee left for China, her parents borrowed $300 from a lender in their village to buy a suitcase for their pregnant daughter and …

by · Thursday, 13 December 2018 · Cambodia, China
In China’s Taobao villages, e-commerce is one way to bring new jobs and  business opportunities to rural areas

In China’s Taobao villages, e-commerce is one way to bring new jobs and business opportunities to rural areas

淘宝村显示出电子商务的威力

E-commerce is often perceived as a phenomenon of high-income countries, but the industry’s rapid growth in China demonstrates that the transition from physical to digital commerce does not necessarily demand such…

by · Thursday, 22 November 2018 · China, Japan
在中国的淘宝村,电子商务成为给农村地区带去新就业岗位和商业机会的一条途径

在中国的淘宝村,电子商务成为给农村地区带去新就业岗位和商业机会的一条途径

淘宝村显示出电子商务的威力

电子商务通常被视为高收入国家的一种现象,但该行业在中国的快速成长表明,实体商务向数字商务的转型未必需要前者如此高的发展水平。
 
麦肯锡全球研究所的研究报告显示,中国电子商务交易额占全球电子商务交易总额的比重从十年前的不到1%增至如今的40%以上,超过了法国、德国、日本、英国以及美国等五国的总和。在中国农村,电子商务的快速发展展现出了显著的集聚迹象。深度开展电子商务、年均电子商务交易总额至少达1000万元且至少…

by · Thursday, 22 November 2018 · China

Strong PH-China ties to reduce poverty: Dominguez

"The projects that China are financing for the Philippines will certainly contribute to reducing poverty and make life more comfortable for Filipinos," …

by · Tuesday, 20 November 2018 · China, Philippines

Revolutionizing toilets: China leads the way

The future depends on what we do in the present. Mahatma Gandhi’s words floated through my mind as my flight landed in Beijing. I had a full schedule ahead of me, focused on initiatives that could make the current global sanitation crisis a thing of th…

by · Friday, 9 November 2018 · China
How can the Philippines achieve its ambitious vision of becoming a country free of poverty?

How can the Philippines achieve its ambitious vision of becoming a country free of poverty?

The Philippines’ economy has been booming since 2010, growing over 6% per year on average. The country is one of the top performers in the East Asia Pacific region, and its impressive economic performance is reflected in the towering skylines, luxur…

by · Thursday, 18 October 2018 · China, Philippines
The economic case for investing in road safety

The economic case for investing in road safety

Despite considerable progress in traffic enforcement and medical care, the road crash mortality rate in Thailand remains rather high and has been increasing since 2009. More than 24,000 people lose their lives on the road every year, and traffic inj…

by · Thursday, 20 September 2018 · China, India, Philippines, Thailand