School reopening should be done on a risk-based approach – with situations closely monitored, particularly for the effect of COVID-19 variants – and school closure be used as a last resort.
Roads in Asia and the Pacific have brought us essential supplies and services, frontline workers, food and now vaccines. It is time to revive these vital arteries to prepare for economic recovery.
Teachers need to be provided the tools and training to successfully lead students into making the jump to effective digital learning.
Effective higher education systems are critical for countries to advance. In South Asia, reforming governance structures and practices is a crucial step
Bangladesh not only kept girls in school but improved their lives on multiple levels with a simple, low-cost stipend program. It offers valuable insights for school systems around the world struggling with the pandemic.
Strong remittance inflows should be used as an opportunity to strengthen the systems that help overseas workers and their families back at home.
The pandemic has underscored the importance of trade facilitation within South Asia and with the region’s neighbors.
It is time to establish partnerships and expand to a whole-of-society approach to cope with the disasters and crises that are increasingly threatening developing countries.
Families throughout Asia and the Pacific rely on money sent by relatives overseas. These remittances are threatened by the pandemic but policy actions can help.
The local knowledge and adaptability of civil society organizations are proving valuable during the ongoing pandemic.