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From farm to fork - combating Asia’s hidden hunger

Bindu N. Lohani
29 July 2014

We need to drastically transform the entire food supply system from farm to fork in order to address food security effectively, writes Bindu N. Lohani of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). This is within our power to achieve, says Bindu, but we need to remember that we can't dream of a prosperous Asia without achieving food security.

Boys and their horses in Mongolia, Taylor Weidman

Feature on Upworthy: Here’s What Can Happen When A Country Really Makes Education A National Priority

25 July 2014

Photographs taken in Mongolia used to accompany our education research there have been featured on Upworthy. Mongolia has made incredible progress in post-primary education, with 98% of girls and 93% of boys now receiving a secondary education. These photos show a small part of that story.


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A local child plays with his kite atop Smoky Mountains- Asian Development Bank (Creative Commons licensed via Flickr)

New measures, new insights: the 2014 Human Development Report

Stephan Klasen
23 July 2014

Stephan Klasen takes a look at what's new in the 2014 Human Development Report and notes the main themes of falling global inequality, a new gender measure and high but falling levels of multidimensional poverty.

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Children at Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea - Ness Kerton AusAid (Creative Commons licensed via Flickr)

Time to prioritise teacher numbers and teaching quality

Purna Kumar Shrestha
22 July 2014

In 2012, 58 million children of primary school age were out of school – but are those in school getting the education they need? For our national progress in education blog series, Purna Kumar Shrestha looks at the lack of quality in teaching and consequent poor results of those children who have spent years in education, and the lessons we can learn from VSO and the Department of Education's work in Papua New Guinea in improving access to qualified and motivated teachers.


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