Helping Governments Improve Performance
Performance assessments help people in Southeast Asia determine how well their government is performing and how they can be improved.
Is It Time for Some Countries to Implement a Brain Drain Tax?
A tax on migrating workers compensates the exporting country for loss of the human capital created by its education and skills development programs.
At Your Service: Trade Liberalization Could Bring Huge Benefits to Southeast Asia
Making it easier for workers to move between countries is key to liberalizing the trade in services and unleashing the benefits it will produce across national and regional economies.
Let’s Make It Easier For Countries to Trade
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.
Strengthening the Chains That Helped Pull Asia Out of Poverty
The global value chains that help drive Asia’s export-driven economic miracle have widespread development impacts. We need to understand them better to maximize the benefits.
Why Southeast Asia Shouldn’t Worry About “Brain Drain”
Here’s why the perception that skilled migration damages the source country is wrong.
Promoting Skilled Labor Mobility and Migration in Southeast Asia
Members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations are working together to encourage the free flow of skilled labor within their countries.
Why It Matters That One of the Region’s Biggest Trade Deals is Being Upgraded
Important changes are underway for Southeast Asia’s relationship with its biggest trading partner, the People’s Republic of China.
How Do You Like Them Apples? Central Asia Gets Ready to Help Feed the World
Central Asia is improving food safety measures to share with the world some of the more than 8000 plant species, as well as livestock, from the region.
Trade Policy Uncertainty is at All-Time Highs—And That’s Bad News
After 500 days of trade conflict, policy uncertainty is growing worldwide and the negative effects are being felt.