These charts illustrate how developing economies in Asia and the Pacific face significant growth challenges due to their exposure to declining demand from major markets in Europe, the United States, and the People’s Republic of China.
Climate change is threatening vulnerable communities throughout Asia and the Pacific. To minimize the losses, five key strategies should be pursued.
Adopting sustainable procurement is a $13 trillion opportunity for Asia and the Pacific to achieve its economic and social goals. This will take leadership from governments and development organizations, including multilateral development banks.
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.
A safe work environment and women’s economic autonomy are drivers of growth and good development. They also protect girls and women from violence.
The closure of schools due to COVID-19 has had wide-ranging impacts on students and education systems. Support should focus on closing the learning gap and preparing for the next crisis.
Solutions for climate adaptation need to span multiple sectors, government departments and societal contexts. The challenge is great but we can meet it by combining natural and built assets with incentives for collective action and the optimization of traditional knowledge.
Businesses in Asia and the Pacific are discovering that putting women in leadership positions is good for business and good for the economy overall.
Solid waste challenges in the Pacific must be addressed at the island, regional, and ocean level.
The People’s Republic of China has shown how buses can be used to dramatically increase the number of people vaccinated against COVID-19. The region should follow their example.