Strong remittance inflows should be used as an opportunity to strengthen the systems that help overseas workers and their families back at home.
On many levels, women in Viet Nam fare better than women living in countries at a similar level of economic development. Still, women-owned businesses face disproportionate barriers.
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.
Reforms that drive the demand for credit ratings will support the development of the corporate bond market.
During the pandemic, corruption in projects could mean the difference between life and death for the poor and vulnerable.
The more Viet Nam’s state-owned enterprises can access capital through the strength of their own balance sheets, the more they can help fund infrastructure, social development and COVID-19 response.
In Timor-Leste, an opportunity to explore innovation and best practices in distributing food during a pandemic.
Promoting domestic travel and using “travel bubbles” will help throw a lifeline to the region's struggling tourism industry.