The Sustainable Development Investment Partnership has launched an Asean Hub which aims to channel a mix of public, private and charitable money - called blended finance - to fund Asia’s US$26 trillion need for infrastructure by 2030.
The country's Ministry of Mines and Energy banned sand exports in November 2016 after public outrage over large inconsistencies on the recorded amount of sand exported to Singapore, but an NGO said exports are still continuing.
Singapore is getting larger, but the sand mining that aids its growth often wreaks havoc on rivers, deltas, and marine ecosystems in Cambodia, alleged a Cambodian non-profit that is leading a possible lawsuit against the city-sate.
Susanne Becken –
International tourism may be booming but the benefits don't always reach the local populations due to leakage. Griffith University's Susanne Becken explains what leakage is and how to turn the situation around.
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Not just a fancy but impractical idea, blockchain is taking on a crucial role in supply chain management and finance in developing Asia. Here are some works in progress.
Reducing poverty in developing countries through economic development is often contrary to addressing climate change. In countries like Indonesia, many of the strongest drivers of the economy - palm oil ...
The Asean countries are at very different stages of economic growth. Members include a fully developed city state with nearly full national electricity coverage as well as several agrarian economies ...