Social investment tools can fill developing Asia's finance gaps
Structures allow governments to tap companies, diaspora communities for support
People gather to buy subsidized rice in Dhaka in November 2022: Low-income earners have been crowded out of resources and have found it difficult to access basic services.
© NurPhoto/Getty Images
Kithmina V. Hewage is senior adviser at the Centre for Asian Philanthropy and Society in Hong Kong.
Developing Asian economies including Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka are facing severe fiscal constraints and struggling to fund even basic government services.
Nikkei Asian Review, now known as Nikkei Asia, will be the voice of the Asian Century.
Celebrate our next chapterFind out more
Free access for everyone - Sep. 30