Making it easier for workers to move between countries is key to liberalizing the trade in services and unleashing the benefits it will produce across national and regional economies.
With the right policies in the sustainable finance market, Southeast Asian governments can add momentum to the region’s post-pandemic recovery and improve lives through the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.
With the right policies, enough jobs can be created to employ returning workers and creating the opportunity for a new era in agricultural entrepreneurship in the region.
The Association of Southeast Asian nations has introduced the regional rice reserve, the multi-stakeholder rice trade forum, and market information and sharing. These approaches have the potential of building confidence in rice trade and helping people get fed.
Facing global supply chain challenges, the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework promotes economic cooperation among 14 economies, strengthening supply chain resilience, fostering innovation, and driving growth.
Performance assessments help people in Southeast Asia determine how well their government is performing and how they can be improved.
Just as past crises triggered international and regional financial cooperation, the pandemic offers an opportunity to collectively improve financial resilience and soundness.
The pandemic erased millions of jobs in Southeast Asia. But the digital economy offers renewed hope particularly for young job-seekers—if they can learn the necessary skills.
Members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations are working together to encourage the free flow of skilled labor within their countries.
The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership brings 15 nations and 2.2 billion people into a trade partnership. It also offers broad economic and societal benefits that go beyond imports and exports.