India’s Lagging Human Capital
A new report shows India falling behind on human capital. Smarter government intervention is needed, argue Asit K. Biswas and Kris Hartley.
Workers face security crisis
The international trade union movement warned the OECD Forum 2015 that the world's workers face a security crisis.
The Met's Costume Institute Multicultural Scramble
China has fueled the fashionable imagination for centuries, as Misha Pinkhasov highlights in his article on the Met's exhibition, China: Through the Looking Glass.
Australia's healthcare system needs IT solutions
Performance driven IT solutions are critical to reduce fragmentation in Australia’s healthcare system, says Frost & Sullivan.
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.
China should welcome Catholic Church and other faith traditions, for the moral good of society
G. Bin Zhao calls on Beijing to accept the pope's offer of friendship and open China's doors to the Catholic Church, as well as revive its own faith traditions, to stem society's moral degeneration.
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?
No Indian university in global top 200. Why?
Why is no Indian university in the global top 200 asks Asit Biswas.
Urbanization in India
In terms of global developments, Asian countries, including India, have been comparatively newcomers to urbanization, argues Asit Biswas.
India's squalid slums
As Katherine Boo describes so vividly in "Behind the Beautiful Forevers", life in an urban slum in Mumbai can be full of squalor and deprivations.
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.
Financial crisis now hitting OECD education systems
OECD’s Education at a Glance report shows how crisis effects spread into our education systems, argues the OECD trade union movement.
The overwhelming majority of Asian working men and women have "precarious" jobs -- short-term, without a formal contract, no job security or social security.
Human rights in Asia
How can Asia achieve more effective protection of human rights, asks Anthony De Bondt, a summer student at Tokyo's Sophia University in 2014.
Addressing inequality in Singapore
Mukul Asher shares his thoughts on inequality in Singapore and its implications for India.
Rise of Asia's super rich
As rapid economic growth is lifting more and more Asians out of poverty, a super-rich elite is also blossoming.
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