At Your Service: Indonesia’s Government Agencies Look to Digital Innovations Amid COVID-19
At the local level, public services have gone digital in Indonesia as the pandemic forces government offices to restrict access to them.
In Central Asia, COVID-19 Response Demands Improved Regional Cooperation
By working together with countries to make sound socioeconomic development strategies, multilateral financial institutions can contribute substantially to the fight against the pandemic.
How Much Has COVID-19 Turned Back Asia’s Poverty Clock?
Without the right policies and programs, Asia’s poorest people could suffer needlessly as economies bounce back after the pandemic.
Can Swapping Debt for Climate Action Help with Pandemic Recovery?
COVID-19 has triggered interest in swapping national debt for action on climate change adaptation.
COVID-19: How Quickly Can Asia Bounce Back?
The pandemic is challenging policymakers across Asia. The shape of the economic recovery is uncertain but pro-active government and central bank policies can improve outcomes.
How to Insure Essential Yet Informal Workers During the Pandemic
Innovative strategies are needed to provide social protections and insurance cover to daily wage earners, contract workers and others in the informal economy.
COVID-19 is Sending Millions of Overseas Workers Back into Southeast Asia’s Rural Areas
With the right policies, enough jobs can be created to employ returning workers and creating the opportunity for a new era in agricultural entrepreneurship in the region.
Meeting Development Challenges with Trusted Data
World Statistics Day reminds us that to ensure social and economic growth, support for data-backed policymaking is needed.
In India, Simultaneously Fighting Tuberculosis and COVID-19 Could Save Millions of Lives
COVID-19 and tuberculosis are both respiratory illnesses that can be addressed with similar strategies and resources.
Using Urban Mobility and Big Data to Track the Pandemic
An analysis of data from popular transit applications indicates that there is a relationship between increased mobility and COVID-19 cases, but more information is needed to make a definitive link.