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Malaysia’s digital future needs faster Internet

Malaysia’s digital future needs faster Internet

As an early pioneer in the digital economy, Malaysia has many of the building blocks to leapfrog to a new digital future, but the country will need faster Internet to go the next mile. Photo: bigstock/ mast3r

About 20 young women in the eRezeki c…

by · Thursday, 15 November 2018 · Malaysia, Oman
A Step Towards Better Accessibility for All in Dhaka

A Step Towards Better Accessibility for All in Dhaka

 

An ever-growing urban population with overflowing and at times chaotic vehicular traffic can make life difficult even for the most well-abled pedestrian. The challenges become higher for a person with disability.
‘How can I go out of my home?’…

by · Wednesday, 31 October 2018 · Oman
A Step Towards Better Accessibility for All in Dhaka

A Step Towards Better Accessibility for All in Dhaka

 

An ever-growing urban population with overflowing and at times chaotic vehicular traffic can make life difficult even for the most well-abled pedestrian. The challenges become higher for a person with disability.
‘How can I go out of my home?’…

by · Wednesday, 31 October 2018 · Oman

TV programme marks Day for the Poor in Vietnam

Speaking at the event, NA Chairwoman Ngan said the Party and Government consider poverty alleviation a requirement for sustainable growth.

by · Thursday, 18 October 2018 · Oman, Vietnam
Finishing the job of ending poverty in South Asia

Finishing the job of ending poverty in South Asia

This Bangladeshi woman was born in poverty. With the right kind of education, life in poverty quickly became a story from the past for her. Credit: World Bank
“I have a four-year-old son back in my village. I want to make a better life for him,” says …

by · Wednesday, 17 October 2018 · Bangladesh, India, Oman
Are Pakistan’s urban professional women immune to sexual harassment?

Are Pakistan’s urban professional women immune to sexual harassment?

“Woman face harassment in all type of jobs, no matter where or who. One can’t say that she works in a big firm so she is safe… [but] she doesn’t know who will believe her if she reports harassment – she… fears that the others will say she is ask…

by · Tuesday, 11 September 2018 · Oman, Pakistan

Battling poverty

At the break of dawn, an elderly woman spreads a bunch of vegetables in Cogon Market street, Cagayan de Oro City as her way to combat poverty.

by · Monday, 13 August 2018 · Oman, Philippines
Why care about unpaid care work in East Asia?

Why care about unpaid care work in East Asia?

A woman pushes a stroller in Mongolia.

An increasing body of evidence shows that women’s domestic roles in the household limit or orient their participation in the labor market in East Asia. Descriptive evidence from household surveys in Indone…

by · Wednesday, 20 June 2018 · Indonesia, Mongolia, Oman, Philippines, Vietnam
Why care about unpaid care work in East Asia?

Why care about unpaid care work in East Asia?

A woman pushes a stroller in Mongolia.

An increasing body of evidence shows that women’s domestic roles in the household limit or orient their participation in the labor market in East Asia. Descriptive evidence from household surveys in Indone…

by · Wednesday, 20 June 2018 · Indonesia, Mongolia, Oman, Philippines, Vietnam
Completing the storytelling ‘circle’: a VR project goes home

Completing the storytelling ‘circle’: a VR project goes home

(This article was first published on the World Bank’s channel on Medium.com, ‘World of Opportunity’)

If I had to describe my work at its most basic level, I would say I tell stories about aid projects in the Pacific. Yet when I try to dig a bit…

by · Wednesday, 13 June 2018 · Fiji, Oman