India, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Thailand are paving the way for technology to make governance more effective.
Earthquakes, powerful storms, tsunamis and other disasters have powerful immediate impacts, but they also do long-term damage that often gets overlooked.
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.
The Asia-Pacific region has the expertise and resources to take a leadership role in not only developing a COVID-19 vaccine but distributing it to those who need it most.
Urban areas in Asia need to offer more and better public transport options to cut traffic jams and pollution
The Asia and Pacific region is aging rapidly, and that is affecting the region’s workforce, but increased longevity is adding an unexpected element to the picture
Making it easier for workers to move between countries is key to liberalizing the trade in services and unleashing the benefits it will produce across national and regional economies.
The pandemic has shown central bankers and public debt managers that innovation and creativity are needed to maintain borrowing opportunities and keep local currency bond markets functioning.
Paper-based trade is a drag on the efficiency of the global trading system. Digitization will make trade and supply chains more robust, and the world more secure.
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.