While many people have greater access to education, health, and sanitation, women tend to be poorer, earn less and have fewer opportunities in most aspects of life than men, according to this year's Human Development Report by UNDP.
Shamshad Akhtar –
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 Zika virus, the proliferation of superbugs, and the revival of yellow fever and polio: 2016 was bleak for global health, but there were some positive developments, says medical expert Melvin Sanicas.
The benefits of living in urban centres are fading as poor city planning takes a toll on health, education and the environment. ADB's Susann Roth talks about how we can reclaim the urban health advantage.
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.