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.
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.
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.
Asia’s cities must become greener, more inclusive, more competitive, and more resilient to build forward better and be better places to live.
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.
As the pandemic continues to affect global trade, governments need to take measures now to be better prepared for future disruptions.
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.
As the Delta variant rips across Asia, countries must double down on established best practices and accelerate vaccination programs wherever possible.
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.