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Social investment tools can fill developing Asia's finance gaps

Structures allow governments to tap companies, diaspora communities for support

| South Asia
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.

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