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21. Asia's Failed States
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... North, desperately poor and inhumanly repressive, still has enough inertia to keep muddling through. (iii) Nepal -- 27th Sandwiched between India and China, impoverished, mountainous Nepal has long ...
22. Human Rights in Asia
... human rights highlights vividly the growing tensions between Asia's miraculous economic growth and the region's poor human rights record.  Set out below are some key extracts from this report. As winds ...
23. Mirage of Incredible India
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... government is showing no leadership.  The country continues to be dogged by masive corruption, and poor infrastructure, and recent anti-foreign investment laws are only making things worse. The emerging ...
24. Views of Asia's next generation
... population groups, mainly those living in poorer areas, and girls.  Large populations of rural children are not enrolled in school, compared to their urban counterparts.  Girls have traditionally had fewer ...
25. India's urban squalor
... a sodden, snake-filled bit of brushland across the street from the international terminal seemed the least-bad place to live.  Other poor people considered the spot too wet to be habitable, but the Tamils ...
26. China's urbanization
(Panorama/Change and innovation)
... But contrary to popular impressions of a massive wave of migrants to coastal cities from poor central and western provinces, less than a third of migrants to China's cities come from other provinces.  ...
... 34th, and Korea 35th.  Asia's poorer countries are much further down the list -- Thailand 48th, Malaysia 49th, Philippines 63rd, China 65th, Sri Lanka 73rd, Vietnam 79th, Indonesia 82nd, India 84th, Cambodia ...
28. Korea -- Asia's rising star
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... to become more inclusive -- economic growth is necessary, but not sufficient to achieve social cohesion.  Like most OECD countries, Korea is experiencing a widening gap between rich and poor, and rising ...
29. China's reform challenges
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... agenda and address pressing global economic issues such as climate change, global financial stability, and a more effective international aid structure that serves the cause of development in poor nations ...
30. Poverty in India
... capita terms.  In reality, the main cause of its poor performance was its inward-looking, socialist policies. About twenty years ago, a financial crisis provided a trigger for launching reforms, which ...
31. Australia: beware of Asian Century Hype
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... widening gaps between rich and poor, too many people are excluded from opportunity through inadequate access to education and health services.  Discrimination also excludes too many groups from opportunity ...
32. Asia's uneven development
... poorly.  There is a long list of countries which are not on track for meeting the goal of reducing the proportion of underweight children by half, countries like Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, the Philippines, ...
33. Innovation Asia
(Panorama/Change and innovation)
... middle class, the underserved and poor (sometimes called "frugal innovation") -- products like Tata's Nano car, solar powered cellular phones, micro-spinning in the textiles industry, hand-held electrocardiogram, ...
34. Human security in Asia
... security.  While Asia does not suffer from the same levels of physical violence and crime as Latin America, it is a very real problem in light of the growing gap between rich and poor, urban poverty and ...
35. Multidimensional poverty
... Poverty Index estimated by the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) is based on the multiple "deprivations" that a poor person faces with respect to education, health and living standards. ...
36. Beating global poverty?
... day is the average of the national poverty lines found in the poorest 10-20 countries.  $2 a day is the median of the national poverty lines of all developing countries. It is now estimated that both ...
37. Asia's services challenges
(Panorama/Change and innovation)
... the poor performance of Thailand. Let's now take a quick look at Asia's international trade in services, which is one important sign of dynamism and competitiveness.  In China, services trade only represents ...
38. Will China overtake the US?
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... into the realm of the "catch-up effect" or "convergence theory".  In short, poorer developing countries have the potential to catchup to richer advanced countries (or "converge") by growing faster thanks ...
39. Youth and development in Asia
... discontent. At the same time, significant numbers of youth still face a variety of obstacles in their access to employment, education, health care etc.  In particular, girls from poor families, rural ...
40. Gender equality and development
... law in such areas as property ownership, inheritance and marriage. But many other gender gaps persist, and the gender equality agenda is far from complete.  In particular, girls and women who are poor, ...
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