Sericulture farms in India’s northeastern state of Assam, are suddenly witnessing a rush of female workers. Improved connectivity of villages is a major reason for this transformation.

This report reflects the changes in the South Asia Sub-regional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) Program’s operational plan for the period 2016–2025, in particular on priority projects resulting from a rigorous vetting process.

Escalating environmental degradation and the risk of climate change are attracting growing attention from both policy makers and the public. For Asian countries, decades of remarkable economic growth have had mixed results in terms of environmental implications.

This report discusses the impacts of transport projects on wildlife and biodiversity in Asia, and how to address them by integrating road ecology principles and green infrastructure to balance construction with environmental conservation.

This paper analyzes the impacts of extreme rainfall and resulting flooding on vulnerable households and small and medium-sized enterprises in Mumbai, Chennai, and Puri District in India. It provides insights into the diverse negative impacts experienced to support the development of policies and plans to address such effects.

This paper analyzes the impacts of extreme rainfall and resulting flooding on vulnerable households and small and medium-sized enterprises in Mumbai, Chennai, and Puri District in India. It provides insights into the diverse negative impacts experienced to support the development of policies and plans to address such effects.

This publication assesses the potential of carbon dioxide-enhanced oil recovery (CO2-EOR) technology to mitigate climate change in Indonesia. Although the technology was designed to rejuvenate oil production in mature oilfields, its value in permanently storing CO2 has recently attracted global interest.

Despite solid evidence of the benefits of reducing disaster risk, it remains difficult to motivate investment in disaster risk reduction. International debate emphasizes investments that generate multiple dividends—through reducing loss of life and livelihoods, unlocking development potential, and creating development cobenefits.

This paper provides an overview of how economists think about climate change impacts with a focus on Asia. It is designed to discuss the steps along the causal chain from physical impacts to impacts on human and natural systems.

As Asia rapidly urbanizes, providing water and sanitation services has become problematic. Most developing country governments in the region cannot deliver the required services themselves, and the private sector is reluctant to invest due to the risks and low returns, especially for sanitation.

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