Asian countries should implement reforms now, while their debt is sustainable, in order to head off a debt crisis.
The effect of India’s new Goods and Service Tax has so far been limited on households’ cost of living.
ADB’s long term blueprint for development Strategy 2020 is at the halfway mark – a milestone that calls for reflection, for evaluation, and most importantly, for discussions with stakeholders on what we need to do to meet our mission goals over the remaining 6 years.
At the local level, public services have gone digital in Indonesia as the pandemic forces government offices to restrict access to them.
The ASEAN Economic Community, planned to come into effect in 2015, is expected to liberalize goods, capital and skilled labor flows in the ASEAN region. While there has been considerable progress in the area of trade integration, financial integration still lags behind. The ASEAN Banking Integration Framework, which aims to liberalize the banking market by 2020, could help pave the way for further integration and the entry of ASEAN banks into regional banking markets.
Malaria can be beaten. Proof of this can be found in the fact that across the Asia Pacific region, millions of people who would have died from the disease are living healthy, productive lives. Still, malaria remains a serious threat to lives and livelihoods. Endemic in 22 countries across Asia, it is contracted by an estimated 32 million people annually and kills 47,000 of them.
The crucial factor in effective governance is where the decision-making authority lies, and how it is exercised.
Young women and men can think outside the box to address gender challenges.
CSO participation can help make development projects as environmentally sustainable as they should be.
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.