Lessons for Asia from the Global Financial Crisis of 2008-2009
The global financial crisis of 2008-2009 offers a rare opportunity for many economies to undertake wide-ranging structural reforms to improve productivity and economic efficiency.
Should the Eurozone Crisis Dissuade Asia from Integrating?
Asia should not be dissuaded by the European challenges. Yet, Asia should not rush to integrate either.
Why Should People’s Republic of China Unlock Services?
It is up to policy makers to unlock the enormous potential of services in the People’s Republic of China.
Feeding the Millions in Southeast Asia
The Association of Southeast Asian nations has introduced the regional rice reserve, the multi-stakeholder rice trade forum, and market information and sharing. These approaches have the potential of building confidence in rice trade and helping people get fed.
How Social Enterprises Contribute to Training and Job Creation: Examples from the United Kingdom and Asia
Social enterprises play an important role in building human capital and creating a more inclusive labor market. They also inject new talent into the services sectors that face a growing shortage of appropriately skilled workers.
Asian Countries Need to Work Together to Move Forward
Regional cooperation and integration is crucial for Asia and the Pacific to reach its economic and social development goals.
Impacts of Increasing Integration: Challenges in Trade, Finance and the Environment
Regional cooperation and integration (RCI) has played an important role in Asia’s growth and development, and will have to play a role in managing the consequences of this ascendancy going forward.
Solving the Regional and Global Trade Jigsaw Puzzles
The rise of mega-regionals such as the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) suggest that the world trade system is fragmenting to appear more like a jigsaw puzzle than a spaghetti bowl. How do we resolve the growing mess?
Why Partnering with the Private Sector is Key to Inclusive Growth
Over the past couple of decades, no one can deny that the Asia and Pacific region has represented a remarkable success story. Absolute poverty levels have fallen significantly and the region is on course to achieve a number of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
Four Things International Youth Day Summit Taught Us About Social Media
In recent years, the rise of social media has been ceaseless and rapid. It has managed to create a universe of its own—one that often leaves governments, organizations, and corporations alike continuously striving to keep up.