Learning from the Past for a Bright Post-Pandemic Future
Carefully evaluating development projects, and learning from success and challenges of past efforts, is more important than ever as governments fight COVID-19.
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.
Two Ways to Help Revive Tourism in Asia and the Pacific
Promoting domestic travel and using “travel bubbles” will help throw a lifeline to the region's struggling tourism industry.
The Pandemic’s Economic Impact Will be Deep, But Proactive Policies Will Help
To mitigate the damage, governments should focus on containing the pandemic, helping families and supporting businesses
Tracking COVID-19’s Devastating Toll on Asia’s Remittances
Our research indicates that the global economy could lose more than $100 billion in remittances. Governments need to act fast to protect the most vulnerable in society from this loss of vital income.
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in the Time of COVID-19
Researchers are finding new uses for artificial intelligence and machine learning during the pandemic, but they are not a silver bullet.
Asia is (Cautiously) Getting Back to Business
Governments and the private sector are working together in Asia and the Pacific to chart a path toward re-opening businesses during the midst of the pandemic.
Assessing Adverse Impacts of Development Projects During the Pandemic
Remote due diligence can help development professionals assess potential adverse impacts of projects despite travel restrictions.
Using the Flexibility of Civil Society to overcome COVID-19
The local knowledge and adaptability of civil society organizations are proving valuable during the ongoing pandemic.
Six Ways Young People are Helping Asia Through the Pandemic
Young people have a unique perspective on international development. Here are examples of how they are helping Asia and the Pacific deal with COVID-19.