We’ll need innovative solutions and new ways of thinking to bridge the financing gap and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals after the pandemic. SDG Accelerator Bonds could be a good start.
Despite significant gains in the last decade, Viet Nam’s infrastructure lags regional peers such as Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand. Partnering with the private sector will help close the gap.
Water is critical for sustaining all aspects of life and it is at the center of our need to better understand and address the impacts of climate change.
Compared to Latin America and other regions, Asia scores high on innovation. The reasons are complex but education is fundamental to the process.
Viet Nam’s water sector is promising for investors but a bold reform agenda is needed to connect private capital to this crucial public service and unleash the development and economic growth that will follow.
The pandemic provides an opportunity for Asia and the Pacific to undertake reforms that can make it more resilient.
Despite being a “high-touch” business, microfinance institutions found ways to connect with their clients during the pandemic, with backing from governments and the private sector