November 21, 2017

Tag Archives: Asian Development Bank

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Economics Key to US Relevance in Southeast Asia

As China grows increasingly able to weaponize its financial clout for security purposes, failure on the part of the US to craft a comprehensive economic response undermines the autonomy of Southeast Asian countries and diminishes US influence. Read More »

Living with Unsafe Water in Dhaka

Contaminated tap water puts millions at risk in Bangladesh’s capital because of the city’s vast network of damaged underground pipes and lack of waste disposal. Read More »

Dragon Power on Display

With even U.S. allies scrambling to get on board the AIIB, China looks set to lead the global economy. Read More »

The Mixed Blessing of Asia’s Growing Middle Class

A growing middle class in Asia can mean more people lifted out of poverty and leading comfortable and productive lives. It can also mean more social inequality, more pollution, more congestion, and more loss of natural capital and public goods. Read More »

Can Afghanistan’s Economy Grow?

At the turn of the century Afghanistan was economically comatose. The arrival of international forces in 2001 also marked the start of unprecedented international support. After 12 years of conflict, Afghanistan remains a burden for the international community.   The day is approaching when Afghanistan will have to stand on its own. To do that, Afghanistan will need to adapt ... Read More »