The health sector is both a first responder to climate change and a major contributor to the problem. It should take a leading role in the far-reaching solutions needed to address the issue.
Decisive action is needed to improve air quality and cut carbon dioxide emissions in the capital of the Kyrgyz Republic.
Economies in Asia and the Pacific should consider utilization rates as a regional public good allowed to raise the value of trade agreements and foster regional value chains.
No country can fight climate change alone. The countries of the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) program should take coordinated action to combat the increasing impacts of climate change and find sustainable solutions.
The ability of the economies of the Caucasus and Central Asia to effectively respond to external shocks critically depends on their cooperation in diversifying trade and transport routes. The right policies and development of the Middle Corridor is a key to success.
In Asia and the Pacific, the responsibility for caring for children disproportionately falls on women, preventing them from participating equally with men in the workforce. Investing in affordable, accessible, and quality child care services will help to foster sustainable economic growth and gender equality.
As countries in Central Asia and the Caucasus navigate post-pandemic recovery and geopolitical challenges, managing increasing public debt becomes crucial for sustainable growth.
As developing countries in Asia and the Pacific rebound from the pandemic, public-private partnerships can be an important tool to expand opportunities and improve quality of life, especially for women and girls.