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.
In Asia, People with Disabilities Need Greater Access to Financial Technology
Fintech companies, with the support of governments, can lead the way in making technology a tool for people with disabilities to have greater access to financial services.
Asia’s Cities Need Quality Public Transport
Urban areas in Asia need to offer more and better public transport options to cut traffic jams and pollution
The Pandemic Has Pushed Women Out of Work. These Policies Can Help.
In Southeast Asia, women workers were disproportionately affected by the pandemic. Urgent policy action is needed to address the issue and improve the welfare of women in other areas as well.
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.
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.
Asia Needs Fleets of Buses to Get Vaccines to the World’s Most Populous Region
The People’s Republic of China has shown how buses can be used to dramatically increase the number of people vaccinated against COVID-19. The region should follow their example.
Capital Markets Can Power Southeast Asia’s Sustainable Pandemic Recovery
With the right policies in the sustainable finance market, Southeast Asian governments can add momentum to the region’s post-pandemic recovery and improve lives through the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.