College students in Vietnam. © World Bank As in much of the rest of the developing world, developing countries in East Asia and the Pacific (EAP) have made progress in closing many gender…

Sudhir Shetty |

Nearly 50 years ago, books such as Asian Drama: An Inquiry Into The Poverty Of Nations, by the Swedish economist and Nobel laureate Gunnar Myrdal, offered a dire prediction of famine and poverty…

Axel van Trotsenburg |

With new learning materials, children are more interested to come to school as learning becomes more enjoyable.I’ve always been passionate about the need to focus on education in order to achieve…

Laura Keenan |

Timor-Leste has one of the youngest populations in the world, with more than three quarters under 30. Opening pathways for young people – allowing them to get an education, find employment and…

Laura Keenan |

In Indonesia, a national disaster management agency was set up in 2008 to serve as a guardian of disaster risk management. The agency's important role was clear in the aftermath of a West…

Cut Dian |

A collapsed building in Port-au-Prince. Photo by IFRC/Eric Quintero under a Creative Commons license.

Abhas Jha |