In the Spotlight
How Countries in Asia and the Pacific are Working Toward Universal Health Coverage and Controlling COVID-19
The spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic across Asia and the Pacific has exposed the gaps and deficiencies in the region’s health systems and the interdependence between health security and economic stability. That, in turn, has highlighted another reality: the importance of universal health coverage (UHC). Achieving UHC means that everybody can access the quality health services they need without suffering financial hardship.
Empowering Women Entrepreneurs in Sri Lanka – Ruchirani Munasinghe's story
ADB's Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi) has been instrumental in providing know-how and much-needed capital to encourage women-led small and medium entrepreneurs in Sri Lanka to thrive.
Empowering Women Entrepreneurs in Sri Lanka – Pradeepa Nilanthi's story
ADB’s Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi) has been instrumental in providing much needed capital to start and expand women-led small and medium entrepreneurs in Sri Lanka.?
It’s time to stem the tide of women’s under-employment
In Sri Lanka, efforts need to be made to promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education for girls to support their employment potential.