Your Questions Answered: How Resilient Have Asia’s Economies Been During the Pandemic?
ADB economists Irfan A. Qureshi and Matteo Lanzafame answer questions about the ability of Asia’s economies to bounce back from the pandemic, and how governments should respond to new global economic headwinds.
Your Questions Answered: How Has the Pandemic Affected Asia’s Poor?
ADB statisticians Arturo Martinez and Joseph Bulan answer questions about how the pandemic has affected poverty in Asia, based on their research for Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific 2022.
Your Questions Answered: How Do We Achieve Decarbonization?
Jonathan Walters, an economist and senior advisor for the infrastructure consulting firm Castalia and Akiko Terada-Hagiwara, an ADB Principal Economist, answer questions on how to work through the issues towards decarbonization in Asia and the Pacific.
Your Questions Answered: Are We on the Brink of a Global Recession?
ADB economists Matteo Lanzafame, Irfan Qureshi, Arief Ramayandi and Marcel Schroder answer questions about the possibility of a global recession and how it could affect Asia.
Worsening Climate Emergency and Tepid COP25 Underscore Need for Urgent Global Action
After a disappointing 2019 United Nations Climate Change Conference, there is a need to restore confidence that the intergovernmental process can deliver on mitigation, adaptation, and finance.
Workers Need Digital Skills to Remain Relevant in the Post-Pandemic Job Market
As the region emerges from the pandemic, businesses should adopt more flexible approaches to developing talent for digital jobs, while workers must embrace lifelong learning of digital skills.
Women Need a Greater Role in Designing Transport Systems in Asia
Transport planners need to develop services that are accessible, safe, inclusive, and affordable for all users, particularly for women, who have historically been overlooked.
Will Trade Tensions Dim Christmas Lights?
This holiday season, Christmas tree lights will still flicker despite the US-PRC trade tensions. But if the conflict rages, they may be dimmer next year.
Why Social Protection Should Top the Asian Agenda
In Asia's fastest-growing economies millions have been lifted out of poverty, but the benefits have accrued to certain regions and cities, particular sectors and population groups, leaving many mired in poverty and dangerously disconnected from the new motors of growth.
Why Should People’s Republic of China Unlock Services?
It is up to policy makers to unlock the enormous potential of services in the People’s Republic of China.