Rana Plaza -- 2 years after
April 24, 2015, marked the two year anniversary of the Rana Plaza building collapse -- one of the worst industrial disasters in history. Where does Bangladesh stand today, asks John West?
Australia's healthcare system needs IT solutions
Performance driven IT solutions are critical to reduce fragmentation in Australia’s healthcare system, says Frost & Sullivan.
Asian Century reality check
From the heady hype of 2010-2012, speculation about the prospects for an Asian century has cooled down, argues John West.
Key technology trends for Australia’s healthcare in 2015
Key technology trends for Australia’s healthcare in 2015 are digitalisation, decentralisation and democratisation, says Frost & Sullivan.
Citations are not enough
Citations are not enough: Academic promotion panels must take into account a scholar’s presence in popular media, argue Asit Biswas and Julian Kirchherr.
Australia’s healthcare has good vital signs
Australia’s healthcare has good vital signs, but sustainability, costs and sources of funding are critical areas, says Frost & Sullivan.
Asia's economic catchup challenge
Asia's miracle economies are experiencing great challenges catching up to the Western world, despite their rapid development.
Education Asia -- myths and realities
Asian countries have long topped the OECD's PISA survey on the state of global education. But how good really are Asia's education systems, asks John West?
Water -- the top global risk
Water is the top global risk, argue Cecilia Tortajada and Asit K. Biswas.
Climate change? Pay heed to water
Climate change has won world attention, but a shortage of potable water points to a problem hanging over man's primal need, argue Peter Brabeck-Letmathe and Asit K. Biswas.
It's nasty weather everywhere
It's nasty weather everywhere, argue Cecilia Tortajada & Asit K. Biswas.
Ebola problem is deeper than it appears for WHO
To maintain the global health body in its dysfunctional form and flawed governance structure is to make the world increasingly vulnerable to new pandemics, argue Asit K. Biswas and Kris Hartley.
Industry Transformation, Software Defined Everything, the Internet of Things and Cybersecurity
Industry Transformation, Software Defined Everything, the Internet of Things and Cybersecurity to offer greatest opportunities in APAC for 2015, says Frost & Sullivan.
Asia's weak and fragile states
All too many Asian countries have weak and fragile states, which are holding back their prospects for development.
Asia's long suffering migrants
Migrants in Asian countries have potential to contribute to the society and economy in which they reside. But all too often they suffer from migrants' rights abuses.
Asia's fragile societies
Many of Asia's rapidly emerging economies appear threatened by stresses in their societies. It is critical to foster better social cohesion to support economic development.
Happiness and well-being in Asia?
Asia confirms the old adage that money doesn't necessarily buy happiness. The region's richest countries are not the happiest.
Asia's indigenous peoples
Ambitions of the international community to eliminate global poverty by the year 2030 will be challenged by the large numbers of indigenous people, especially in Asia, who live in deep poverty.
The overwhelming majority of Asian working men and women have "precarious" jobs -- short-term, without a formal contract, no job security or social security.
Miao Yang, a summer student at Tokyo's Sophia University in 2014, has shared with us her analysis of Asia's "renaissance".
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