Developing economies in Asia have for years relied on partnerships with the private sector to pay for infrastructure projects. That could be in jeopardy during the pandemic.
To respond to the challenges of the pandemic and deliver services effectively, a professional civil service needs to build the values, culture and skills required to respond to complex demands and challenges.
The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership brings 15 nations and 2.2 billion people into a trade partnership. It also offers broad economic and societal benefits that go beyond imports and exports.
With the right policies, enough jobs can be created to employ returning workers and creating the opportunity for a new era in agricultural entrepreneurship in the region.
Lost or discarded fishing gear has become a growing menace in our oceans, killing sea life and contributing to plastic pollution that threatens humans as well.
Innovative, new methods are needed to estimate poverty due to the high costs and long time frame of traditional methods.
Asian regulators and policy makers should undertake prudential financial supervision and regulation to improve the quality of private debt and reduce the risk of financial instability in the future.