Making State-owned Enterprises Work for Commercial Investors
Commercial financing of government-owned or controlled companies is crucial for their success but major reforms are needed before private investors will step in.
Bond Markets and Borrowing: How Asia’s Developing Countries are Managing the Pandemic
The pandemic has shown central bankers and public debt managers that innovation and creativity are needed to maintain borrowing opportunities and keep local currency bond markets functioning.
The Pandemic’s Impact on Government Budgets Calls for Renewed Commitment to the SDGs
COVID-19 has brought unprecedented economic and development challenges but it also offers opportunities for financing solutions to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
Asia-Pacific Countries Must Improve Revenue Collection to Rebound from COVID-19
Collecting taxes more efficiently allows countries to improve their balance sheets after the pandemic while promoting business investment and sustainable economic growth.
Does Good Governance Matter for Post-Pandemic Economic Growth Recovery?
Post-COVID economic recovery could be delayed in countries with poor track records on governance.
A Sustainable Recovery Depends on Quality Infrastructure Investment
COVID-19 has hit the entire globe at once, slowing investment in resilient infrastructure that will improve lives over the long term. Effective governance is critical to ensure infrastructure projects are well planned, funded, and implemented.
How Much Public Debt is Excessive for Asian Economies?
Governments need to strategically use financing opportunities while safeguarding their economies from the risks of runaway debt and poor debt management.
How Governments Can Use Tax Policy to Speed Pandemic Recovery
The COVID-19 pandemic has created opportunities for a fairer, more robust and more efficient tax revenue and spending system.
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.
Southeast Asia Needs High-Performing Public Sector to Beat COVID-19
To respond to the challenges of the pandemic and deliver services effectively, a professional civil service needs to build the values, culture and skills required to respond to complex demands and challenges.