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.
Here’s why the perception that skilled migration damages the source country is wrong.
Important changes are underway for Southeast Asia’s relationship with its biggest trading partner, the People’s Republic of China.
The delivery of services – such as clean water, reliable public transport, schools and hospitals – through economic and social infrastructure is among the most important functions of government. Resources must be well spent to ensure quality.
Government assistance programs, and relaxed insolvency procedures, have helped keep businesses afloat during the pandemic.
Flooding and other risks to the people, economy and infrastructure of coastal cities due to climate change cannot be underestimated.
Southeast Asian economies are starting to feel the pinch of trade tensions, recession fears and other global trends.
Women and young people were hit the hardest by job losses during the pandemic but some governments used innovative policies to improve the situation.
Managing solid waste remains a low priority for most Asian cities. Here’s what we have learned needs to change.
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.