In Asia and the Pacific government and private companies are using digital platforms to address the pandemic. They should also use them to speed their economies into recovery.
To rebuild a just, equal, and inclusive global economy after the pandemic, we need more female leaders and gender-focused data.
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.
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.
Governments and private companies are working together to find innovative digital solutions to the problems presented by the COVID-19 crisis.
Post-COVID economic recovery could be delayed in countries with poor track records on governance.
The pandemic demonstrates that disasters are triggered by multidimensional risks and hazards, and that a country’s approach to urban resilience needs to be multifaceted.
As the pandemic continues, the supply chains producing vital personal protective equipment are starting to fail, causing shortages. Countries and international organizations can fill these gaps by working together.
The COVID-19 crisis has taught us that robust and credible monitoring and evaluation systems are vital to ensure development projects and programs improve the lives of people most in need.
As Asia and the Pacific emerges from the pandemic, companies must embrace principle as well as profit.