Three Areas Where RCEP May Help the Region’s Post-Pandemic Recovery
The massive Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement is expected to go into force in 2022. It could be instrumental in helping Asian economies bounce back from the pandemic.
Asia Needs Fleets of Buses to Get Vaccines to the World’s Most Populous Region
The People’s Republic of China has shown how buses can be used to dramatically increase the number of people vaccinated against COVID-19. The region should follow their example.
From Hesitancy to Confidence: Building Trust in COVID-19 Vaccines
Making COVID-19 vaccines accessible is crucial. It’s just as important to ensure that as many people as possible feel confident enough to take them.
Capital Markets Can Power Southeast Asia’s Sustainable Pandemic Recovery
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.
How Asia’s Cities Can Become More Livable After the Pandemic
Asia’s cities must become greener, more inclusive, more competitive, and more resilient to build forward better and be better places to live.
Financing Gaps are Squeezing Trade in Asia Just When it is Most Needed
The pandemic laid bare the fragility of global supply chains and the need to increase access to trade finance to spur economic growth and create jobs.
How Asia Can Strengthen Supply Chains and Avert Future Shocks to Global Trade
As the pandemic continues to affect global trade, governments need to take measures now to be better prepared for future disruptions.
Vaccines are Key to Easing Asia’s Lockdowns
As new virus outbreaks emerge in developing countries in Asia, vaccines are changing the nature of the pandemic by rendering COVID-19 a much less deadly disease. Governments are responding with milder containment measures.
The COVID-19 Variants: How Do We Stay Safe?
As the Delta variant rips across Asia, countries must double down on established best practices and accelerate vaccination programs wherever possible.
Did Internet Access Improve Economic Resilience During COVID-19?
Countries with better information and communication technology, particularly internet access, were able to do more activities online during the pandemic, which cushioned the adverse effect of COVID-19 on economic activity.