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17 May 2013
Natural disasters, such as storms, floods and drought, could derail the region's economic growth and poverty reduction efforts unless measures are put in place to reduce disaster risk, strengthen community resiliency, and improve preparedness.
10 May 2013
Cash transfers are not a magic bullet, but they are an effective means of directly assisting the poorest and most vulnerable members of a society.
25 Apr 2013
Tajikistan’s mountainous terrain and climatic extremes mean flooding is common but flood prevention infrastructure is helping provide a more secure base for rural livelihoods.
24 Apr 2013
Research shows Asia and the Pacific is more vulnerable to natural hazards than other parts of the world. The growing frequency of disasters, such as devastating floods or earthquakes, could derail the region's economic growth and poverty reduction efforts unless measures are put in place to reduce disaster risk and improve preparedness.
22 Apr 2013
In the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, where poverty levels are among the highest in the country, new all-weather roads connect rural people to healthcare, and to the broader economy.
17 Apr 2013
A hydropower energy project in Central Viet Nam has disrupted the lives of an isolated ethnic minority, but offers better health care and educational opportunities for a bright future.
17 Apr 2013
Though the Song Bung 4 hydropower dam and energy project relocated Co Tu minority in Viet Nam’s central region, it also offered new income opportunities and empowered local women.
17 Apr 2013
While the Song Bung 4 Hydropower project disrupted the lifestyle of the Co Tu ethnic group in central Viet Nam, it also became an opportunity for its members, especially women and children, to gain better education, health care, and improve their income opportunities.
15 Apr 2013
An urban water and sewerage system project in the Indian state of Karnataka is improving people’s health and making cities like Mangalore more livable.
5 Apr 2013
As the region's families change and populations age, the elderly are being left behind. National pension systems, and creative policy decisions, are needed to fill the gap.