Asian regulators and policy makers should undertake prudential financial supervision and regulation to improve the quality of private debt and reduce the risk of financial instability in the future.
In Sri Lanka, an effort to match education with the skills needed in the workplace provides valuable lessons for the future of work.
Developing a vaccine for COVID-19 within one year is a herculean task. Getting the vaccine to the hundreds of millions if not billions of people who need it—especially in poorer countries—may be even harder.
Digital consultations and data collection are less time consuming than conducting face-to-face consultations. But meticulous attention to processes, contexts and results is needed.
Families throughout Asia and the Pacific rely on money sent by relatives overseas. These remittances are threatened by the pandemic but policy actions can help.
In Timor-Leste, an opportunity to explore innovation and best practices in distributing food during a pandemic.
The pandemic has highlighted the importance of technology in managing the crisis. Public-private partnerships, coupled with global cooperation, could help us explore technological solutions beyond the earth.