As India works to recover from the pandemic, women should be at the heart of its strategy to ensure actions improve Indian women’s lives and foster widespread societal benefits.
The tradeoff between lost lives during the pandemic and lost livelihoods is often viewed as an all-or-nothing choice between complete lockdown versus zero restrictions. In reality, a balance can be struck.
The pandemic has underscored the importance of trade facilitation within South Asia and with the region’s neighbors.
COVID-19 and tuberculosis are both respiratory illnesses that can be addressed with similar strategies and resources.
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.
Improved rural road infrastructure enables connectivity and safe mobility. It also affects access to health, education and economic opportunities.
Asian economies must strengthen their regulatory frameworks, and invest in digital networks and infrastructure, to support contactless payment systems.
The pandemic has highlighted the importance of technology in managing the crisis. Public-private partnerships, coupled with global cooperation, could help us explore technological solutions beyond the earth.
The local knowledge and adaptability of civil society organizations are proving valuable during the ongoing pandemic.
Young people have a unique perspective on international development. Here are examples of how they are helping Asia and the Pacific deal with COVID-19.