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.
Contractual savings institutions, such as mutual funds, pensions, and insurance companies, can drive investments that offer financial returns while creating social and environmental impact.
To cope with the pandemic, Asia’s poor are missing meals and selling their assets. Governments need to target policies toward the most vulnerable in order to stave off long-term damaging impacts.
We’ll need innovative solutions and new ways of thinking to bridge the financing gap and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals after the pandemic. SDG Accelerator Bonds could be a good start.
Decreased tax revenues and increases in public spending due to COVID-19 make it imperative for developing Asian countries to mobilize private capital for the vast investments needed to achieve the SDGs.
Finance, globalization, technology and urbanization – key drivers of economic growth – can lead to more or less inequality—depending on how prevalent they are in the economy.
The excessive use of technical language in international development can keep vital information away from the people who need it the most.
There is room for improvement on integrating the environmental aspects of the SDGs with national development processes.
Big Data is a great way to sift through the massive amount of information we need to track for the SDGs.
To move forward on health financing in developing Asia, we need solutions as well as money.