Collecting taxes more efficiently allows countries to improve their balance sheets after the pandemic while promoting business investment and sustainable economic growth.
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.
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.
To rebuild a just, equal, and inclusive global economy after the pandemic, we need more female leaders and gender-focused data.
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.
The pandemic has highlighted the power of digital technology. Now is the time to harness this power for inclusive growth so that communities, especially in poor and remote areas, can survive the crisis and thrive.
Pandemic partners: Regional cooperation has helped Asia and the Pacific mitigate and recover from COVID-19
The region’s success with decades of growth and poverty reduction is due in large part to the international movement of trade, capital, people, knowledge, and resources – not only within the region but with the rest of the world. This type of regional cooperation is also a powerful tool in addressing the pandemic.
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.
By working together with countries to make sound socioeconomic development strategies, multilateral financial institutions can contribute substantially to the fight against the pandemic.
COVID-19 has triggered interest in swapping national debt for action on climate change adaptation.