The pandemic, which devastated the tourism industry worldwide, illustrated the importance of Maldives diversifying its economy to sectors other than tourism and travel.
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.
State-sponsored investment bonds, and the right policies, can transform education in South Asia amidst rising challenges.
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.
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.
Millions of South Asians live outside their home countries. They could be key to region’s pandemic recovery.
Effective higher education systems are critical for countries to advance. In South Asia, reforming governance structures and practices is a crucial step
The pandemic has underscored the importance of trade facilitation within South Asia and with the region’s neighbors.
COVID-19 is uncharted territory but development professionals bring a wealth of experience from past crises to rebuild lives, livelihoods, and economies.
ADB has supported simple, yet transformative e-government solutions in the Maldives and Nepal.