In Central Asia, COVID-19 Response Demands Improved Regional Cooperation
By working together with countries to make sound socioeconomic development strategies, multilateral financial institutions can contribute substantially to the fight against the pandemic.
Can Swapping Debt for Climate Action Help with Pandemic Recovery?
COVID-19 has triggered interest in swapping national debt for action on climate change adaptation.
Flood Risk and Public Health: An Unlikely Partnership in the Fight Against COVID-19
It is time to establish partnerships and expand to a whole-of-society approach to cope with the disasters and crises that are increasingly threatening developing countries.
Reaching for the Stars in the Fight Against COVID-19
The pandemic has highlighted the importance of technology in managing the crisis. Public-private partnerships, coupled with global cooperation, could help us explore technological solutions beyond the earth.
COVID-19: There’s an App for That
In Asia and the Pacific government and private companies are using digital platforms to address the pandemic. They should also use them to speed their economies into recovery.
Extraordinary Policy Responses are Needed as Pandemic’s Economic Impact is Felt
How wisely governments cope with current and long-term economic challenges caused by COVID-19 will be an important defining factor for the prosperity of our and future generations.
Blending Education and Technology to Help Schools Through the Pandemic
Here are five key areas where EdTech solutions can help countries transition their short-term education solutions to the medium and long-term.
Rebooting the Economy: Restoring Travel and Tourism in the COVID-19 Era
A harmonized set of industry-wide health and safety protocols are necessary for travel and tourism to recover.
How Can Tax Agencies Tackle the Impact of COVID-19?
Declining revenues and stuttering economies require that tax administrators in Asia and the Pacific innovate
Rebooting the Economy: What Countries Need to Know About COVID-19 Testing as They Relax Restrictions
Experts agree that safely restarting economies hinges on widespread COVID-19 testing. But what does that mean across countries with varying testing capacities?