Creating more and better jobs in South AsiaListen /
South Asia is a diverse and dynamic region, covering some eight countries ranging from Bhutan in the Himalayas to the island nation of the Maldives in the Indian Ocean. And with a population of over 1.5 billion, of which young people comprise half a billion, South Asian countries will need to create millions of jobs to sustain growth over the next two decades. World Bank economists Kalpana Kochhar and Reema Nayer have been looking at this issue in their new book 'More and Better Jobs in South Asia.' Georges Collinet spoke to the two authors about their findings.(Source: World Bank).
UN supports community policing in Timor-Leste ahead of presidential run-off vote
This month, Timor-Leste returns to the polls for the second round of presidential elections. Daniela Traldi reports on how the UN Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste, known as UNMIT, has been helping the Timorese government by supporting the national police force, including through community policing.
Despite hardships, women create "a land of promise" on Philippines island
Mindanao is the second largest island in the southern Philippines. It's a place of natural beauty and cultural diversity. Yet, in some parts of the island, splendour is overshadowed by ongoing violent conflict between separatist rebels and government troops, as well as between rival clans. In spite of these hardships, displaced women are receiving training and assistance from the World Food Programme (WFP) so that they can grow their own crops and support their families. (Source: WFP).
Presenter: Dianne Penn
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