Worldwide Locations

Worldwide Locations

South Asia

Many people question whether it is ethical to profit from life-saving medicines. (John Thomas Loh/Flickr)
Copycat Cure: Affordable Medicine
Should medicines be priced so that people in developing countries can afford them? more
While SARS has faded from headlines, the world is worried about outbreaks of bird or swine influenza. (Shambalileh/Flickr)
Close Calls: The Story of SARS
Lessons learned from the response to the SARS, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, 2003 outbreak can help us better prepare for future pandemics. more
All cities to some degree grow spontaneously through the random decisions of many individuals. (Deb Agrin)
Urban Life: Cities on the Rise
Why are people drawn to cities? more
The A-Dome in Hiroshima, Japan. (Asia Society)
Japan: Voices from the A-Bomb Blast
How are current political tensions in Asia changing Japan’s stance on war? more
Child laborers in India
Child Workers in Asia
The CWA now brings together over 50 groups working on child labor in 14 countries. more
Village, Kaghan, Pakistan. (Umair Mohsin/Flickr)
"Things on the Ground" and Coalition-Building
Housing activist Somsook Boonyabancha on the value of learning from the bottom up. more
Women are central to the mission of microfinance. (Asia Society)
Microfinance and Women: The Micro-Mystique
Worldwide, microfinance loans serve almost 20 million people living in poverty. 74% of these clients are women. more
Microfinance programs offer financial services to the poor to help start small businesses. (Asia Society)
Microfinance: Seeds of Change
Microfinance enables people to escape a cycle of poverty by giving them loans to start a trade or business and savings accounts to accrue interest. more
China is the largest manufacturer in the world. (DCvision2006/Flickr)
Manufacturing Malady: The Hidden Cost of a Product
Who or what is responsible for environmental harm caused by manufacturing practices? more
The soft, malleable coast of Bangladesh is vulnerable to rising seas. (Md. Asif Ali/Flickr)
Bangladesh: In the Eye of the Storm
What makes Bangladesh so vulnerable to the effects of global warming? more