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?
Sheep bytes: New Zealand’s secondary cities can be a model for creative revival
Asit K. Biswas and Kris Hartley discuss how secondary cities in New Zealand might retain their relevance in a spatially imbalanced economy.
The Rice and Fall of Yingluck Shinawatra
The former Thai prime minister faces a potential jail term over a bungled rice scheme, according to Asit K. Biswas, Matthew J. Kastner and Cecilia Tortajada.
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.
Indonesian economy -- what next?
Indonesia's decade-long commodity-driven economy faces new challenges, following the fading the global commodities boom, argues John West.
Indian economy on a knife edge
India's new Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, must get cracking, if India is to have any hope of realizing its immense potential.
India's infrastructure deficit
Suffering from shortfall in infrastructure, India faces obstacles to development argue Cecilia Tortajada and Asit K. Biswas.
A deep look at Asian poverty
Asian lives have improved immensely these past few decades. But poverty in its many monetary and non-monetary forms, as well as vulnerability and insecurity, remain endemic in Asia.
Miao Yang, a summer student at Tokyo's Sophia University in 2014, has shared with us her analysis of Asia's "renaissance".
India needs more infrastructure
If India is to catch up with China by 2050, it needs to close the widening infrastructure gap between the two nations, write Cecilia Torjada and Asit K. Biswas.
Poverty in the midst of prosperity -- the case of Singapore
Japan, Korea and Singapore are considered to be cases which have conquered the blight of poverty. But poverty is increasing in these economies, driven by the widening gaps between rich and poor.
Rethinking the Mahatma Gandhi Rural Employment Guarantee Act
The Mahatma Gandhi Rural Employment Guarantee needs to be rethought, and move from welfare to skilling and creating productive assets, argue Mukul G Asher and V.Ramakrishnan.
Asia's missing women
Over 100 million women in Asia are "missing" because of selective abortion, infanticide or neglect.
Poverty in India
Over the past two decades, India has become one of the stars of the world economy thanks to its rapid growth.
Can India feed 1.7 billion people by 2050?
Can India feed 1.7 billion people by 2050, ask Cecilia Tortajada and Asit K Biswas.
India's needless hunger
India's national shame is that nearly one in five Indians suffers from chronic hunger, as explained by Asit K. Biswas (Founder, Third World Centre for Water Management) and Rajiv Gupta.
Myanmar in transition
Emanuele Schibotto has shared with us his thoughts on "Myanmar in transition", and the shifts in foreign aid from East Asia.
Misery in Manila
The Philippines may not have a very large share of its population living below academically calculated poverty lines. But there is much misery in this country.
Asia's development renaissance
Asia is undergoing a dramatic development renaissance, after being surpassed by the West for two centuries. But this development is uneven and is still incomplete.
Dazzling Singapore's deep contradictions
Visitors to Singapore can't help being dazzled by Asia's only global city. But scratching below the surface reveals a system struggling for survival.
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