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.
The countries of Central Asia and the South Caucasus have seen a surge in growth and investor interest in recent years, but the region also faces formidable obstacles. A seminar looked at how closer cross-border ties can help overcome existing challenges, and take advantage of new opportunities.
A truly intraregional South Asian economic vision linking India and Pakistan is a win-win to unleash the region’s vast economic potential.
SASEC is piloting an electronic cargo tracking system to make cargo transit more efficient and speed up customs processes.
The principle underpinning ELR is that employment in a foreign country is temporary, and the nature of this employment is circular.
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.
“The law hath not been dead, though it had slept.” When Shakespeare wrote those lines, he never knew that many, many years down the road, he may actually be referring to the enforcement of environmental law by the judiciary around the world.
We’ve wrapped up our 47th Annual Meeting in Astana today with plenty of food for thought on what lies ahead for our vast, diverse region.
Central Asia’s long-term economic prosperity depends upon participation in global value chains and upgrading to higher value-added activities.
Where are Asia’s economies headed to in the short and long term? What shape are they in to withstand future financial crises? And how can they respond to the yawning rich-poor divide, now a key concern among Asian and global policymakers? These were some of the key points discussed over the first two days of business at our 47th Annual Meeting, held in Astana, Kazakhstan.