Development

Poorest Bear Brunt of Climate Shocks in Cities

Takeaways Author: Zoe Tabary

Now, more than half of the world's population lives in cities and the number will continue to rise up. While it might increases growth, many cities are increasingly vulnerable to climate shocks and stresses, where the poor communities hit hardest. What has been working well in building inclusive resilience across Asia?


Why We Should Involve Adolescent Girls into Resiliece Practice

Takeaways Author: Farraz Theda

It may be widely known that children are amongst the most vulnerable when extreme weather strikes. Specifically, global research shows that women and children are 14 times more likely than men to die or be injured due to a disaster, an effect that decreases or disappears as social inequalities between men and women decrease. In addition to high fatalities, loss of homes and livelihoods, women and girls also experience more intangible losses.


A new model for economic growth and youth inclusion

Opinion Author: Nicholas Taylor

"The concept of the ‘sharing economy’ could be extended to thinking across the various types of Asian entrepreneurship and public participation." Investing in the skills of young people, start ups and the sharing economy, could be key to fostering socially inclusive economic growth in Asia, argues urban development consultant Nicholas Taylor.