By working together with countries to make sound socioeconomic development strategies, multilateral financial institutions can contribute substantially to the fight against the pandemic.
Without the right policies and programs, Asia’s poorest people could suffer needlessly as economies bounce back after the pandemic.
COVID-19 has triggered interest in swapping national debt for action on climate change adaptation.
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.
Innovative strategies are needed to provide social protections and insurance cover to daily wage earners, contract workers and others in the informal economy.
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.
World Statistics Day reminds us that to ensure social and economic growth, support for data-backed policymaking is needed.
COVID-19 and tuberculosis are both respiratory illnesses that can be addressed with similar strategies and resources.
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.
The implications of working from home on costs, productivity, and work-life balance are just now being understood by workers and companies around the world. Will this new awareness transcend the pandemic?