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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
South Asia’s transport corridors can lead to prosperity

South Asia’s transport corridors can lead to prosperity

Transport corridors offer enormous potential to boost South Asia’s economies, reduce poverty, and spur more and better jobs for local people, provided the new trade routes generate growth for all and limit their environmental impact. Credit: World Ban…

by · Tuesday, 28 August 2018 · Bangladesh, China, India, Iran, Japan, Myanmar

China eyes poverty reduction

Huang said China was prepared to share its 40-year experience of tackling poverty with the Kingdom, which has a poverty rate hovering at some 13.5 …

by · Wednesday, 22 August 2018 · China
Toward Great Dhaka: Seize the golden opportunity

Toward Great Dhaka: Seize the golden opportunity

Read the Full ReportRead Press ReleaseOriginally Appeared on the Daily Star
Had you looked across Shanghai’s Huangpu River from west to east in the 1980s, you would mostly have seen farmland dotted with a few scattered buildings. At the time, it was un…

by · Friday, 3 August 2018 · Bangladesh, China
Toward Great Dhaka: Seize the golden opportunity

Toward Great Dhaka: Seize the golden opportunity

Read the Full ReportRead Press ReleaseOriginally Appeared on the Daily Star
Had you looked across Shanghai’s Huangpu River from west to east in the 1980s, you would mostly have seen farmland dotted with a few scattered buildings. At the time, it was un…

by · Friday, 3 August 2018 · Bangladesh, China
A Catalyst for Green Financing in Indonesia

A Catalyst for Green Financing in Indonesia

It is an unfortunate but fact of life that Indonesia often deals with the impacts of natural disasters. It was sadly evident again this week when I arrived in Jakarta to the unfolding disaster caused by the earthquake in Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara. M…

by · Friday, 3 August 2018 · China, Fiji, Indonesia, Singapore
Bangladesh Collaborates with China in Strengthening the Skills of its Youth

Bangladesh Collaborates with China in Strengthening the Skills of its Youth

The sigining of an agreement for educational exchange between the Ministries of Education of Bangladesh and China’s Yunnan Province. 
With its youthful workforce and the aspiration to be a developed country by 2041, Bangladesh emphasizes skills develo…

by · Monday, 30 July 2018 · Bangladesh, China
Deploying disruptive technologies to reshape the future of cities

Deploying disruptive technologies to reshape the future of cities

As an urban dweller in Beijing, a rapidly modernizing city, my daily life would look like a science-fiction movie for people from just a few decades ago. I use my mobile phone to buy groceries, pay for meals, take photos, access the subway, and find m…

by · Friday, 20 July 2018 · China, Singapore