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.
Solar power is helping Asia get electricity to people, particularly in rural and remote areas, but it has fallen behind in its use as a clean energy cooking source.
Throughout Asia and the world, digital solutions are being found for urban problems. Policymakers and city leaders should ensure that the poor do not get left behind in this digital transformation of cities.
Sir Fazle Hasan Abed dedicated his life to social development, establishing practices that will continue to help the poor for decades to come.