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Views of Asia's next generation
... Population growth means growing demand for basic education, healthcare, food and shelter, as
as for employment. A big concern of the tiger cubs is that governments do not have the capacity to provide ...
China: is “state capitalism” in crisis?
... in 1989. Its ranks have s
ed to 80 million. Its hold on power, bolstered by the military, secret police and Internet censors, looks unshakable. Yet, beneath this façade of strength lie fundamental fragilities. ...
India's urban squalor
... grass at the sewage lake's edge ... They gave those slumd
ers who didn't fry rats and eat weeds, like Abdul, a sense of their upward mobility." "Here, in the thriving western suburbs of the Indian ...
... a day, giving it a similar level of poverty to Bangladesh and Pakistan. Alarming disparities exist across the population in terms of health and nutritional status, education and skills, as
as access ...
... accounted for one-third of the emerging world's foreign direct investment between 2003 and 2010, as
as a growing proportion of the very largest firms: three Chinese SOEs rank among the world's ten ...
(Panorama/Change and innovation)
... it should be "smart" as
as rapid. Smart urbanization involves delivering adequate levels of public services -- especially health, education, transport, water and energy -- in ways and at prices that ...
Women's economic opportunity in Asia
... to participate in the economy. On a global basis, women could be considered the world's most underutilized resource. Female labor force participation reached just 52% in 2008,
below the 78% rate ...
Korea -- Asia's rising star
... very rapidly ageing population, threats to social cohesion, and the possibility of political change in North Korea. The country that has done so so
, needs to lift its game even further to realize ...
China's reform challenges
... investments in a range of low-pollution, energy- and resource-efficient industries to not only improve the level of
-being and sustain rapid growth, but also address China's manifold environmental ...
Japanese business -- from old to new Japan
... Dreamliner, but soon probably also to be found in cars). Surely the recent Olympus scandal is evidence that Old Japan is still alive and
? Even here, corporate governance is changing. As of 1989, ...
Why did Japan stop growing?
... that applies very
to the case of Japan. All countries have crises at some point in time. But with more competent and decisive governance, Japan could have got out of its funk a long time ago. ...
Poverty in India
... education and skills, as
as access to clean water and sanitation. India's poverty problem is simple. The country's growth has not been "inclusive", meaning that it has not created opportunities ...
Australia: beware of Asian Century Hype
... of growth, as people move from rural to urban areas, and shift from low value-added agriculture to higher value added manufacturing and services. Hong Kong, Singapore and Tokyo have succeeded very
Asia's uneven development
... Development Goal
ahead of the 2015 deadline. But on many other scores like health, nutrition and education, the region is lagging behind... Regarding issues like political freedom and respect ...
(Panorama/Change and innovation)
... global challenges like climate change or infectious diseases, and to improving the
-being of our citizens. Innovation has always been more important as a source of growth for advanced countries, ...
Russia and the East
... economic relations depends on how
these two countries can resolve territorial disputes around the Kuril Islands, the Russian President is very optimistic in building strong ties with two emerging ...
Human security in Asia
... an important part of people's
-being, and therefore should be an objective of development. Lack of human security can have adverse consequences on economic growth, and therefore development. And ...
Reassessing Asia's economic miracle
Economic growth is a not a guarantee of a nation's development. Too many resource-rich countries have experienced growth without development, as citizens have gained little in terms of
-being, and ...
Human development in Asia
... human development? And how
are countries doing in the quest to improve the
-being of their citizens? In the words of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP): "Human development is ...
Beating global poverty?
... was the following - "make poverty history". The World Bank's latest poverty estimates for the developing world suggest that we are
on the road to beating extreme poverty. But a decent and comfortable ...