Innovation of information and communication technology (ICT) has played a big role in development globally, including in Indonesia. Nowadays, people can easily use their mobile phones to access numerous applications that are available on the internet. Over the past years, the utilization of ICT development has explored the capacity to use community-based generated data for planning and decision-making processes in various sectors such as mobility, disaster, public facilities, socio-economic matters, etc.
Climate-related disasters pose a threat to the fundamental rights of children and youth in terms of their development and in different aspects of their lives and wellbeing. How does Bangladesh work on involving more youths into planning and program implementation?
We discussed with Doug Saunders, a journalist who writes the international-affairs column for the Globe and Mail, Canada. His first book, Arrival City (2010) has been published in eight languages and has won numerous honours. With his extensive experiences, he shared his views on the challenges of migration.
A recent development has been the initiation of several new longer term “horizon plans” under the General Economics Division (GED), Bangladesh. The country continues to improve its planning. The prime minister has asked GED to prepare a 2041 Perspective Plan to mark Bangladesh's 70 years as an independent country.
According to the Habitat III – Issue Paper in 2016, Asia is home to half of the urban population of the world, 30% of the urban population resides in slums. Although millions of urban slum dwellers in developing countries experienced significant improvements in their living conditions, there’s still much work to be done. The International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) invites us to rethink the assets that informal settlements’ groups possess and how to strengthen them.