The pandemic has shown central bankers and public debt managers that innovation and creativity are needed to maintain borrowing opportunities and keep local currency bond markets functioning.
Digital technologies and EdTech could play a role in addressing the learning crisis underway in Asia and the Pacific.
Small and medium-sized enterprises make up more than 96% of all Asian businesses. Their survival and resilience is essential for a green recovery.
We’ll need innovative solutions and new ways of thinking to bridge the financing gap and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals after the pandemic. SDG Accelerator Bonds could be a good start.
Despite significant gains in the last decade, Viet Nam’s infrastructure lags regional peers such as Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand. Partnering with the private sector will help close the gap.
Water is critical for sustaining all aspects of life and it is at the center of our need to better understand and address the impacts of climate change.
Compared to Latin America and other regions, Asia scores high on innovation. The reasons are complex but education is fundamental to the process.
Viet Nam’s water sector is promising for investors but a bold reform agenda is needed to connect private capital to this crucial public service and unleash the development and economic growth that will follow.