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This publication explains how bioengineering can be successfully applied to improve different forms of infrastructure while providing various socioeconomic and ecosystem benefits.

India seeks to improve rural connectivity through the Rural Road Program or Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadhak Yojana (PMGSY). This working paper highlights how PMGSY has addressed challenges through the use of upcycled plastic waste.

This paper examines digital financial services and products—powered by financial technology—as well as low technology solutions that can boost digital financial inclusion for women in remote and rural areas.

This report explores policy options to facilitate Indonesia’s technological transformation and unlock its economic growth potential.

New technologies present governments with opportunities and challenges in a range of key policy areas such as employment, competitiveness, equity, and sustainability. A consensus is that the national government can play an important role in stimulating innovation.

Society is experiencing extreme climate events and rapid biodiversity loss, alongside a rise in fake news and rapid technological innovation. How can we connect the dots between today’s biggest societal issues, the state of the planet now, and the future we are shaping? Our Future on Earth 2020 is a report synthesizing the latest Earth science alongside current events.

It is estimated that the Paris Agreement will open USD 23 trillion in opportunities for climate-smart investments between 2016 and 2030. While countries have fixed an initial price tag to their NDC targets, global NDC costs vary greatly, and achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement means countries will require some combination of domestic budgetary allocation, private sector finance (both national and international), bi-lateral and multilateral finance mechanisms and development assist

Decades of high economic growth in the Asia-Pacific region have transformed its socioeconomic landscape – lifting a billion people out of extreme poverty in the past two decades and raising living standards of even greater numbers. However, such growth has been accompanied by growing inequality of income and opportunity and is beginning to breach planetary limits, thus endangering the well-being of future generations.


Given the current rate of progress, acceleration is critical if Asia and the Pacific is to meet the Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The Practical Guide outlines a three-step process to embed the SDGs in existing business and reporting processes in alignment with the GRI Standards and recognized principles. 

The digital divide continues to widen as gaps in the accessibility and affordability of broadband Internet connectivity grow. While high-income economies are leveraging broadband to create value-added services and products and achieve socioeconomic progress, low-income economies are being left further behind.