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A Single Approach is Not Enough to Help Poor, Rural Women
A package of economic, social, legal, and institutional measures helps provide equal opportunity to minority and low-caste women in Nepal.
In Fragile States, It Is Time to Innovate and Put People First
Despite extensive aid, countries with fragile and conflict-affected situations are generally failing to significantly improve the lives of their people. New thinking is needed.
Making Resettlement Work through Partnerships
The Southville 7 community in the Philippines shows how different sectors of society worked successfully together to turn a basic housing project into a livable community for 5,000 resettled families.
Balanced Development of Secondary Cities Key to Overcoming Asia's Urban Challenges
Asia's rapid urbanization requires the balanced and holistic development of second-tier cities and towns to release pressure from congested megacities.
ICT Offers New Hope for Poor Farmers
Advances in ICT offer economic opportunities for rural populations and can play a significant role in poverty reduction.
What Latin America Can Teach Asia About Conditional Cash Transfers
Latin America's long experience with conditional cash transfers offers lessons for implementing these innovative human development programs in Asia and the Pacific.
7 Ways to Popularize TVET
One way to counter negative perceptions on TVET programs is to sell it through better communications.
Expanding the Philippines' Pantawid Program
In the Philippines, targeted cash grants to help poor students finish high school could double their potential income and lift them out of chronic poverty.