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.
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.
Preparing Southeast Asia’s Youth to Enter the Digital Economy
The pandemic erased millions of jobs in Southeast Asia. But the digital economy offers renewed hope particularly for young job-seekers—if they can learn the necessary skills.
Digitizing Asia’s Tax Agencies
The tax administration of the future will be digitized and use new technologies which revolutionize tax processes, enhancing speed and accuracy.
Your Questions Answered: What Jobs Can Be Done from Home?
An ADB economist who specializes in the areas of education, skills development and jobs, answers questions about which jobs are best suited to work-from-home arrangements, based on a recent study in Southeast Asia.
What Emerging Bright Spots Tell Us About Reviving Тourism in Asia
Tourism has yet to recover in Asia and the Pacific, but a few green shoots can help us understand how best to heal the sector.
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.
What Policies Saved Jobs During the Pandemic? Five Key Findings from Southeast Asia
Women and young people were hit the hardest by job losses during the pandemic but some governments used innovative policies to improve the situation.
Accrediting Online College Courses Could be the Pandemic’s Silver Lining
Online courses play an important role in accessing quality higher education, even more so during the pandemic. But most higher education systems do not have a process in place to accept credits from online courses not offered by their own institution.
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.