Green Growth

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Asia Foundation Supports Northeast Asian Mayors’ Forum with Focus on Low Carbon City Development

Ulaanbaatar, June 22, 2018

News Post

On June 18-19, The Asia Foundation supported the Third Northeast Asian Mayors’ Forum, which was held in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Since its establishment in 2014, the Forum has become a platform for expanding regional cooperation and discussing the challenges of sustainable urban development. Previously the Foundation also partnered with the city when… Read more


Introducing Greening Strategies in Emerging Economies

February 28, 2018


This case study examines the economic structure of Bangladesh and analyzes the contribution and potential of the leather sector in ensuring sustainable economic growth. Through relying on the Advocacy Coalition Framework (ACF) developed by Sabatier et al (2007), it also explores why it became necessary to relocate the leather processing industry fr… Read more

Garment worker in Bangladesh 

Can One of the Fastest Growing Economies Nail Green Growth?

December 21, 2016

Blog Post

Over the last decade, Bangladesh has experienced impressive economic growth, with GDP growth expanding steadily by an average of 6 percent, and projected to maintain 6.8 percent growth in 2017, according to the World Bank. The steady rise is thanks in large part to the country’s strong garment export industry and rising consumption, making Banglade… Read more


Can Bangladesh’s Ready-Made Garment Industry Lead in Green Growth?

April 20, 2016

Blog Post

Bangladesh’s economy grew 7.05 percent in the first three quarters of the financial year, averaging over 6 percent a year for the past decade. A major driver of the country’s impressive economic growth is its vibrant ready-made garment (RMG) sector, earning a reputation as a global leader in low-cost, high-quality manufacturing. Bangladesh’s RMG se… Read more


Bangladesh: Billion Dollar Leather Sector Poised for Growth after Environmental Reform

April 15, 2015

Blog Post

Bangladesh’s highly productive leather sector, under growing international scrutiny for destructive environmental practices, now seems poised for new growth as a major environmental upgrade nears completion. For decades, pollution from Dhaka’s tanneries has poured into the…


World Water Day 2015: Links We Like

March 18, 2015

Blog Post

March 22 is World Water Day, and this year’s theme is focused on water and sustainable development. The relationship between water and development is particularly critical in the Asia-Pacific region, one of the most water-stressed regions in the world, and home to 61 percent of the world’s people, with a population expected to reach five billion by 2050.


As Driver of World Economic Growth, Asia’s Vulnerabilities Emerge

January 7, 2015

Blog Post

2014 will be remembered as the year when China became the world’s biggest economy in purchasing power parity (PPP) terms, overtaking the United States for the first time in history. This move, which did not come as a surprise, is the sign of a superpower transition…


Toward Green Growth in ASEAN

June 4, 2014

Blog Post

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries have exhibited high growth rates over the past decades, weathering even the worst of the global financial crisis. This impressive growth and accompanying rise in household income has brought great benefits to the ASEAN population…