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Book Review: Lifted: A Cultural History of the Elevator
Most of us ride an elevator on a weekly if not daily basis without much thought. The contemporary ordinariness of the elevator, however, obscures its epochal importance. In _Lifted: A Cultural History...
Nathan Cardon on  Jun 28, 2017
Safe Earth: Making Agriculture Sustainable
The video, produced as part of the AusAID-UNDP Climate Change Adaptation Programme, shares experiences of small and marginal farmers practicing integrated bio-pest management. It encourages farmers to...
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on  Jun 27, 2017
Education for People and planet: Creating a sustainable futures for all.
Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development At the 70th Session of the United Nations General Assembly in September 2015, member states adopted a new global development agend...
UNESCO Publishing on  Jun 27, 2017
Challenges and Opportunities for Skills Development in Asia: Changing Supply, Demand, and Mismatches
This report identifies six key shifts and trends that have had critical implications on either skills supply and/or skills demand in Asia, thereby straining the previous alignment in this regard.
Sungsup Ra, Brian Chin, Amy Liu on  Jun 27, 2017
Fiji: Building Inclusive Institutions for Sustained Growth
This study, using an inclusive growth framework, has identified the critical constraints that Fiji needs to address to strengthen investor sentiment even further and achieve inclusive growth.
Asian Development Bank Institute on  Jun 27, 2017
Fiji: Building Inclusive Institutions for Sustained Growth - Executive Summary
The report says Fiji’s economy has seen 5 years of positive growth since 2010 - one of its few episodes of sustained growth since 1970. Growth averaged 3.3% a year during 2010-2014, which is nearly fo...
Asian Development Bank Institute on  Jun 27, 2017
Roadmap for Carbon Capture and Storage Demonstration and Deployment in the People’s Republic of China
This report is an assessment of the potential, the barriers and the challenges in demonstrating and deploying Carbon capture and storage (CCS) in the People's Republic of China. It identifies unique l...
Asian Development Bank Institute on  Jun 26, 2017
Strengthening City Disaster Risk Financing in Vietnam
This paper presents a summary of a technical assistance project on the development of disaster risk financing solutions for the cities of Can Tho and Hue and, by extension, for other cities in Viet Na...
Asian Development Bank Institute on  Jun 26, 2017
Asian Development Outlook 2015 Supplement: Growth Holds Its Own in Developing Asia
The report says Asia’s developing economies remain on track to post growth of 5.8% in 2015 and 6.0% in 2016, as the region’s economies remain resilient to continued economic weakness in industrialized...
Asian Development Bank Institute on  Jun 26, 2017
Asian Economic Integration Report 2015: How Can Special Economic Zones Catalyze Economic Development?
The report is an annual review of Asia’s regional economic cooperation and integration. It covers the 48 regional members of the Asian Development Bank. This issue includes Special Chapter: How Can Sp...
Asian Development Bank Institute on  Jun 23, 2017
Timor-Leste: Development Effectiveness Brief
The report narrates that the related technical assistance has focused on infrastructure management, financial and private sector development, preparations for regional economic integration, and region...
Asian Development Bank Institute on  Jun 23, 2017
Asia Bond Monitor - June 2017
This issue of the Asia Bond Monitor includes two special discussion boxes. Box 1 discusses the risks to emerging Asia’s financial stability under tightening global liquidity conditions. Box 2 discusse...
Asian Development Bank Institute on  Jun 23, 2017
Development of Backward Areas Outcome of the interventions so far
The problem of balanced regional development received much greater attention in the Third Five Year Plan. The Plan took a more positive view of the possibility of reaching regional balance. It stated...
MC Singhi on  Jun 22, 2017
Economic Vision of Lord Mahaveera: Building Blocks of Relative Economics
The central themes of Jainism are ahimsa (non-violence), anekant (nonabsolutism) and aprigraha (non-possession). Non-violence strengthens the autonomy of life of every being and if one believes that e...
MC Singhi on  Jun 22, 2017
Services Growth- Why is that important for growth of GDP and Employment?
Services have significantly contributed to the structural transformation of Indian economy. Sustained growth of services in India has to an extent broken the myth which has considered acceleration in...
MC Singhi on  Jun 22, 2017