International labor migration is an important driver of development in Asia. To support it after the pandemic, policies are needed that are not just reactive but integrated into national development strategies.
ADB economists Aiko Kikkawa and Raymond Gaspar answer questions about the role of older people in the Asian job market, based on research for their recent paper published in the Journal of Population Ageing.
Social protection programs need to be strengthened and expanded across Asia to prepare for the impacts of climate change.
Less developed countries need not emulate wealthier ones when establishing their technical and vocational training systems.
An ADB economist who specializes in the areas of education, skills development and jobs, answers questions about which jobs are best suited to work-from-home arrangements, based on a recent study in Southeast Asia.
Promoting inclusive, resilient, and sustainable development in fragile and conflict-affected states is needed to improve living standards, promote good governance and strengthen institutions.
Fintech companies, with the support of governments, can lead the way in making technology a tool for people with disabilities to have greater access to financial services.
The “nexus” approach calls for better planning to prevent humanitarian crises, and rapid responses when they occur.
In Mongolia, government assistance programs are showing that direct cash assistance helps the poor without deterring people from seeking work.
The pandemic has worsened inequality on many fronts. Pro-active macroeconomic policy combined with labor retraining programs and increased social protection are needed.