The pandemic provides an opportunity for Asia and the Pacific to undertake reforms that can make it more resilient.
Despite being a “high-touch” business, microfinance institutions found ways to connect with their clients during the pandemic, with backing from governments and the private sector
Closed borders and health concerns halted international student mobility in 2020, but students are expected to return. Education policy makers need to be ready for a new type of international student that wants both physical and digital learning opportunities.
Protecting and managing the water supply, even in the face of threats and challenges, is a key responsibility for utility companies and governments across the Pacific region.
Decreased tax revenues and increases in public spending due to COVID-19 make it imperative for developing Asian countries to mobilize private capital for the vast investments needed to achieve the SDGs.
As the Philippines rebounds from the pandemic, strengthening labor market programs will be critical to help workers and enterprises make the transition.