No. 15     November 2013
Developing Asia
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  • The Right Stuff
    One man's journey to a skilled job illustrates Asia's retraining challenge
  • Breeding Success
    Making the most of Asia's remittance boom
  • Unstable Staples
    Rising food prices are hard to digest, especially for the poor
  • Overdue Antidote
    Indonesia hopes to heal its ailing health system by providing universal coverage

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Situation Report

A roundup of topical development news

On the Record

What the opinion makers are saying

On the Web

Development sources and tools online


Book reviews

Development Agenda

Calendar of events

Black & White

Featured photo of a development theme or project

Moment of Truth

The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have served humanity well. They galvanized global attention for helping the world's poor and vulnerable. In less than 3 years, a new development agenda will take up the challenge of delivering a sustainable future for humanity. The successor goals will benefit from the MDG's focus. But they must accomplish much more in a world that has changed dramatically since the MDGs were conceived. A global conversation is underway to frame the new goals. It's early days, but the vision is bold: a world without acute poverty, where the marginalized lead productive lives, and where economic growth doesn't strain the planet to breaking point. The goals will likely be universal, measurable, few in number, and easily understood. The developing world's strong voice in the consultation process is likely to result in goals that are both emphatic and far-reaching.

Satinder Bindra
Asian Development Bank

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Development Asia features development issues important to the Asia and Pacific region. It is published twice a year by the Asian Development Bank. The views expressed in this magazine are those of the authors and do not reflect the views and policies of the Asian Development Bank. Use of the term "country" does not imply any judgment by the authors or the Asian Development Bank as to the legal or other status of any territorial entity.

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