A mother and child in #Indonesia enjoy story time together. Reading out loud is considered one of the most important activities for a child's education. Join us and our Books for Asia program today in celebrating World Read Aloud Day! #WRAD17
Addressing the key challenges facing Afghanistan will require more effective and nuanced engagement beyond Afghanistan’s borders. To get there, Afghan diplomats need to be equipped with better English-language skills. Read more on our blog.
Meet the 2017 class of #AsiaDevFellows! The seven women and five men are an accomplished group of change makers—inspiring young professionals working in government, the nonprofit sector, social enterprises, and media representing 11 Asian countries. [ Bit.ly Link ]
Nearly three months after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a cash ban to curb corruption and tax evasion, the country is still reeling from the move, with millions struggling from a cash shortage in an overwhelmingly cash-dependent economy. Here's what you need to know: [ Bit.ly Link ]
By the time Sushil Adhikari was 11 years old, an inherited eye disease caused him to lose his sight completely. Growing up in Nepal, he faced daily obstacles, but now at 25, he is a computer applications specialist and an advocate for better accessibility. Read how he got there: [ Bit.ly Link ]
"Empowering rural women will reduce the likelihood of them being trafficked, particularly if they are skilled and have employment opportunities," our Diya Nag in #India tells Thomson Reuters Foundation
Our blog editor sat down with #Indonesia’s top economist and former Minister Mari Pangestu to discuss trade, Indonesia’s infrastructure challenges, the “Beyond Bali” strategy, lessons from Silicon Valley, and thoughts on minority issues as the first woman Chinese Indonesian to hold a cabinet position in Indonesia. [ Bit.ly Link ]
Young girls in a school in India. Credit: World Bank I was in India a few weeks ago and had the chance to visit some rural schools in Uttar Pradesh. When I was there, I met a group of adolescent girls who could potentially help close the country’s gender gap. These girls board at school, where they…