Although Nepal has strong laws about the use and disposal of plastic bags, weak regulation, and a general lack of awareness have made plastics a menace, especially for the rivers and rivulets of Kathmandu.
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Cash transfer programs, efficient government expenditure and capacity building are ways in which communities across Asia can receive adequate social protection and meet their basic needs.
Abhilasha Karkey –
The global use of antibiotics is growing, driven by a number of developing countries that face more antibiotic-resistant infections. University of Oxford's Abhilasha Karkey explains the link between antibiotic use and having access to clean water.
Hurricane Harvey isn't a "natural disaster" because disasters are not natural, says University College London researcher Ilan Kelman. Rather, they are the result of social and political forces which shape people's vulnerability to events.
Having Donald Trump in the White House may actually spur aid agencies from developed countries to work in greater cooperation with the Global South, argues Nepal Water Conservation Foundation's Dipak Gyawali.