Asia and the Pacific’s Developing Countries Need a Mission to Move Forward
As the region recovers from the pandemic there is an opportunity to rethink how development is undertaken and to deploy mission-oriented approaches to policy making.
Confronting Asia’s Triple Threat: Climate Change, Biodiversity Loss, Food Insecurity
Without progress on climate and biodiversity, there will be no progress on food security. To address these interlinked challenges, we need an unprecedented level of multilateral, private, and public sector cooperation.
Working Towards a Women-Focused Pandemic Recovery
The pandemic threatens to reverse recent progress on gender equality. Making women central to pandemic recovery efforts will help the region to build back better. Here are answers to some of the key questions.
Responding to an Unprecedented Health Emergency Across Asia and the Pacific
As vaccines are rolled out across Asia and the Pacific, governments need to ensure equitable and transparent distribution. They also need to undertake deep healthcare reforms to manage future health crises. ADB's top health expert answers the pertinent questions.
Data-Driven Female Leadership is Key to Recovering from COVID-19
To rebuild a just, equal, and inclusive global economy after the pandemic, we need more female leaders and gender-focused data.
Has Viet Nam’s Economy Recovered from COVID-19? Ask Women Entrepreneurs
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.
Businesses Need to Take a Green Path to Recovery After COVID-19
To ensure that we have an economic recovery that benefits people and the planet, we should scale up investments in businesses that provide environmental benefits.
The COVID-19 Dilemma: Public Health Versus the Economy
The tradeoff between lost lives during the pandemic and lost livelihoods is often viewed as an all-or-nothing choice between complete lockdown versus zero restrictions. In reality, a balance can be struck.
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.