These Three Steps can Improve Food Security in Central Asia
Central Asian countries are facing major food security challenges, but can meet them by working together on shared solutions.
E-Transaction Platforms Could Help Protect Asia’s Banks from Nonperforming Loans
Persistent, high levels of nonperforming loans could undermine bank lending and economic recovery in Asia’s developing countries.
RCEP Was Launched with High Hopes. Here Is How We Can Achieve Them
We need to work across borders to ensure that the benefits of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership are enjoyed by everyone.
How Trade via Rail in Central Asia Can Mitigate the Energy and Climate Crises
Trade via rail in Central Asia has proven highly effective in recent years. It needs further support to take it to the next level.
COVID-19 is Changing Financial Inclusion: Can Policymakers Keep Up?
The COVID-19 pandemic has increased the importance of ensuring that the poorest and most vulnerable people have access to formal financial services, given their role in supporting inclusive economic recovery and resilience.
Enhancing Intraregional Cooperation Could Help Build a More Prosperous, Resilient, and Peaceful Asia
Subregional initiatives in Asia, such as ASEAN, GMS, CAREC and SASEC need to overcome economic and political stumbling blocks to extend cooperation more broadly and not miss opportunities for economic recovery and greater resilience.
Three Areas Where RCEP May Help the Region’s Post-Pandemic Recovery
The massive Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement is expected to go into force in 2022. It could be instrumental in helping Asian economies bounce back from the pandemic.
How Asia Can Strengthen Supply Chains and Avert Future Shocks to Global Trade
As the pandemic continues to affect global trade, governments need to take measures now to be better prepared for future disruptions.
Countries in Asia and the Pacific Need to Work Together to Support Migrants
Migration in the Asia-Pacific region is diverse and enduring. It cannot be handled by one country alone. Regional cooperation is needed.
Linking Asia’s Financial Markets Will Help the Region Respond to the Next Crisis
Just as past crises triggered international and regional financial cooperation, the pandemic offers an opportunity to collectively improve financial resilience and soundness.