A well-trained workforce is more likely to spur innovation at companies. Firms that provide even minimal training to employees are nearly 8 percentage points more likely to introduce a new product and implement a new process.
It is often difficult for Thai engineers to work in other countries and for engineers from other countries to work in Thailand, but labor mobility initiatives are underway that could ease restrictions.
Roll-on roll-off terminal systems can increase inter-island trade and economic growth in archipelagic nations.
The threat of automation taking away jobs due to new and emerging technologies has faded from public discussion lately, but COVID-19 might be speeding up the process in an ‘organic way.’
Four elements of the poverty reduction strategy of the People’s Republic of China stand out as examples for others to follow.
As Asia and the Pacific emerges from the pandemic, companies must embrace principle as well as profit.
Currency-linked bonds are simple but powerful instruments that fortify economies and can efficiently finance development projects.
The right policies can bring a new golden age of innovation for developing countries in Asia.
The pandemic has highlighted the shortcomings of the globalized supply chain model.
Governments in Asia and the Pacific must think about two things when restarting their economies: when to do it and how.