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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.
How Inclusive is Inclusive Business for Women?
While many inclusive businesses support the concept of gender-inclusivity, much more needs to be done to ensure that women’s economic empowerment is promoted in the workplace.
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.
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.
Preparing for El Niño: Policy Options for Indonesia
Indonesia could reduce the impact of a prolonged El Niño by easing food import restrictions and strengthening social protection and food security.
Informal Sector Growth and Employment in the Pacific
This policy brief underscores the need to facilitate the transition of businesses from the informal to the formal sector to generate more jobs in the Pacific.
Realizing Job Needs across the Paciﬁc
This paper analyzes the common challenges and drivers of job growth in the Pacific, and policy options to improve the labor market.