Asia’s vast global diaspora – which includes many skilled, highly educated and prosperous people – is a strong potential source of financing for the region’s infrastructure and other development needs.
The lack of credit for small and medium-sized enterprises to participate in global trade stifles growth and makes supply chains more vulnerable.
The right actions by microfinance institutions and governments can ensure a promising outlook for microfinance in Asia this year.
Over three decades ago, economic researcher Martin Ravallion and his colleagues found a way to identify and quantify the world’s poorest people with an international poverty line that continues to guide policies to this day.
亚洲开发银行（亚行）经济学家马泰奥·兰扎法梅（Matteo Lanzafame）、伊尔凡·库雷希（Irfan A. Qureshi）、阿里夫·拉玛扬迪（Arief Ramayandi）和马塞尔·施罗德（Marcel Schröder）解答了全球经济是否会真的陷入衰退及其对亚洲的影响等问题。
How to finance action against climate change was a key topic at the United Nations COP27 Climate Change Conference in Sharm El-Sheikh. For the Philippines, on the front lines of the global climate emergency, it is a make-or-break question.
Addressing the climate emergency will require all the funding possible from as many diverse sources as possible. Islamic climate finance instruments could help in Asia and in many other parts of the world.
As the region emerges from the pandemic, businesses should adopt more flexible approaches to developing talent for digital jobs, while workers must embrace lifelong learning of digital skills.