Governments around the world are designing and implementing new industrial policies to address economic, security, and environmental concerns. Should policymakers in Asia and the Pacific follow suit?
Safety standards in recycling lead in automotive batteries in Asia and the Pacific must be observed to prevent lead from polluting the environment and poisoning children.
The pandemic, which devastated the tourism industry worldwide, illustrated the importance of Maldives diversifying its economy to sectors other than tourism and travel.
Population aging can turn the demographic dividend into a drag on economic growth. New research indicates automation can lessen the effects of unfavorable demographic change on labor productivity.
These charts illustrate how developing economies in Asia and the Pacific face significant growth challenges due to their exposure to declining demand from major markets in Europe, the United States, and the People’s Republic of China.
Air pollution claims more lives annually than tobacco, with children and the elderly at severe risk.
The rise of trade distorting measures adopted unilaterally by countries signals the need for reform of World Trade Organization rules and procedures.
State-sponsored investment bonds, and the right policies, can transform education in South Asia amidst rising challenges.
Climate change is creating uncertainties for companies around the world. With the right policies, governments can help them to navigate tumultuous times and support green transformation.
Climate change is threatening vulnerable communities throughout Asia and the Pacific. To minimize the losses, five key strategies should be pursued.