When Japan's Shigeatsu Hatakeyama's oyster farm was destroyed by a 20-metre high tsunami in 2011, he learned a powerful lesson as the conditions conducive to oyster farming amazingly came back quickly: A good forest raises a good ocean.
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This could very well be the Asian Century, but if and only if the region can overcome old challenges like poverty and resolve issues of the day such as climate change. ADB's deputy chief economist Juzhong Zhuang outlines key problem areas.
Urban centres can be among the world's most healthy places to live and work – but many are among the least. How healthy they are is powerfully influenced by local government competence, local information, and support for local action.
Women in Asia Pacific have narrowed the education and health gaps, but progress has been slow for economic empowerment. This International Women's Day, let's recommit ourselves to achieving gender equality, says UNESCAP's Shamshad Akhtar.
The quintillions of bytes in data we generate every day offer potential economic, cultural and political benefits. Here's how private data can be used for social good through the concept of data responsibility, according to New York University's Stefaan Verhulst.