Asia Should Lead the Way in Producing a Novel Coronavirus Vaccine
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.
At Your Service: Trade Liberalization Could Bring Huge Benefits to Southeast Asia
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.
Bold Reforms Can Unleash the Power of Microfinance in Viet Nam
For microfinance institutions in Viet Nam to flourish and grow their client base, regulatory changes are needed, beginning with their ownership.
Boosting Fuel Efficiency to Cut Motorcycle Pollution in Viet Nam
A package of comprehensive measures—inlcuding setting fuel efficiency standards—is the only way to significantly reduce CO2 emissions from motorcycles in the country's 5 main cities.
Bring More Women into Water and Sanitation Operations
Water and sanitation has a major impact on public health and women’s empowerment. Now is the time to accelerate the momentum and streamline health and gender into water supply and sanitation operations.
Building Credit: How State-Owned Enterprises Can Get Foreign Financing for Infrastructure
State-owned enterprises face unique challenges when it comes to attracting foreign financing for infrastructure projects. But there are solutions.
Building Viet Nam’s Bridge to Greater Economic Growth and Development
There are three key strategies that can help Viet Nam achieve its ambitious development targets in the coming years.
Can the Pandemic Help End the Paper Chase That is Hobbling International Trade?
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.
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.
Community-Based Certification Makes Organic Food Available to All
The participatory guarantee system is a win-win for both smallholder organic farmers and consumers.