Is the G-20 losing its way? The G-20 played a critical role in leading the world out the financial crisis in 2008-9. It was decisive, united and effective in dealing with that crisis. However, it has since lacked that that level of vitality.
Increasingly, innovation is being seen as a key element in growing Asia’s economies and creating jobs.
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.
Flooding and other risks to the people, economy and infrastructure of coastal cities due to climate change cannot be underestimated.