Has Viet Nam’s Economy Recovered from COVID-19? Ask Women Entrepreneurs
On many levels, women in Viet Nam fare better than women living in countries at a similar level of economic development. Still, women-owned businesses face disproportionate barriers.
COVID-19 Shows That Resilient Cities Start with Better Livelihoods for the Poor
Enabling poor households to become more resilient is key to achieving healthy, vibrant and diverse cities of the future.
On the Road to a Speedy Economic Recovery: A Broad-Based Tax System is Key to Solomon Islands’ Pandemic Response
A more sustainable revenue base for the Pacific Island nation could better manage changing economic conditions and the impact of shocks such as COVID-19.
Fintech Can Drive a Strong Post-COVID-19 Recovery in Asia
The pandemic has highlighted the power of digital technology. Now is the time to harness this power for inclusive growth so that communities, especially in poor and remote areas, can survive the crisis and thrive.
Pandemic Partners: Regional Cooperation Has Helped Asia and the Pacific Mitigate and Recover from COVID-19
The region’s success with decades of growth and poverty reduction is due in large part to the international movement of trade, capital, people, knowledge, and resources – not only within the region but with the rest of the world. This type of regional cooperation is also a powerful tool in addressing the pandemic.
Deal or No Deal: Asia Needs to Craft Innovative Partnerships to Pay for Infrastructure
Developing economies in Asia have for years relied on partnerships with the private sector to pay for infrastructure projects. That could be in jeopardy during the pandemic.
It is Time to Address COVID-19’s Disproportionate Impact on India’s Women
As India works to recover from the pandemic, women should be at the heart of its strategy to ensure actions improve Indian women’s lives and foster widespread societal benefits.
Picking Up the Pieces of the Philippine Labor Market as Recovery Beckons
After a difficult year during the pandemic, there are encouraging signs that workers in the Philippines will not only find employment but thrive in the post-COVID-19 labor market.
In the People’s Republic of China, Helping Women Will Help the Environment
Gender equality needs to be at the forefront to make environmental policies more effective and to speed the full recovery from COVID-19.
Asia’s Fabled Supply Chains to be Tested by COVID-19 Vaccine Delivery
The enormous logistical challenge of vaccine distribution will be aided by trade and supply chain finance guarantees.