Factories or Call Centers? Asia Charts its Development Path
Asia’s industries, primarily manufacturing, fueled phenomenal economic growth and poverty reduction in recent decades. But today many countries are looking to the service sector as an alternative.
Prioritizing The Fight Against Cancer in Asia
As World Cancer Day puts the spotlight on one of the world’s most devastating ailments, the situation in Asia needs greater attention.
Is it Time to Tax the Use of Robots?
Governments in Asia will need to walk a fine line between securing adequate revenues, supporting displaced workers, and promoting growth and investment, in response to tax challenges posed by rapid robot deployment.
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.
Developing Countries Should Find Their Own Path for Skills Development and Training
Less developed countries need not emulate wealthier ones when establishing their technical and vocational training systems.
Four Ways Education Can Fight Climate Change
Education is a fundamental tool for advancing action on climate change, yet it has not been adequately tapped for its potential.
Vaccinated Asia is Prospering While Other Countries Struggle
To benefit from the demand for Asian exports, rapid and widespread vaccination – particularly in light of the Omicron variant – is needed to stop the divergence in economic recovery paths among Asia’s economies.
Three Areas Where RCEP May Help the Region’s Post-Pandemic Recovery
The massive Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement is expected to go into force in 2022. It could be instrumental in helping Asian economies bounce back from the pandemic.
In Asia, Education is Key to Maintaining an Edge in Innovation
Compared to Latin America and other regions, Asia scores high on innovation. The reasons are complex but education is fundamental to the process.
How Post-Pandemic Education Systems Can Welcome Back International Students
Closed borders and health concerns halted international student mobility in 2020, but students are expected to return. Education policy makers need to be ready for a new type of international student that wants both physical and digital learning opportunities.