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.
The World Trade Organization’s Trade Facilitation Agreement provides a roadmap for developing economies to increase trade while also increasing the benefits it provides to their citizens.
We need to make the best possible use of all financial instruments in our national and regional tool boxes so SMEs in Asia can continue driving national economies, providing jobs, and becoming globally competitive.
The massive Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership presents a major trade opportunity for Asia but there are still critical details that need to be worked out.
The ADB-supported Skills Development Project in Nepal is conducting training courses for masons to learn how to build houses to make them more resilient to future natural hazards like the 2015 earthquake.
Four months after the deadly earthquake in Nepal, the country is struggling to rebuild cultural and historical sites like the Basantapur Durbar Square in Kathmandu to bring back badly needed tourism revenues.
Inclusive business can address problems of the poor at scale in a sustainable, commercially viable way. But this approach is still a small niche, and scaling it up will require all actors to ‘up their game.’
Mature, ‘investment-ready’ inclusive businesses in the region are expected to triple in the next ten years.
By leveraging new technology, the Philippines can pave the way for sustainable and jobs-rich growth in business process outsourcing.
The system help distinguish an inclusive business model from other types of investment.