As the Delta variant rips across Asia, countries must double down on established best practices and accelerate vaccination programs wherever possible.
The mass extinction of species across the planet requires public development banks to take a central role in helping address biodiversity loss, climate change and human well-being.
Coffee growers, and other farmers in Asia and around the world, need to make farming practices climate-smart and environmentally sustainable in order to maintain food supply and rural income.
Commercial financing of government-owned or controlled companies is crucial for their success but major reforms are needed before private investors will step in.
For women and girls to participate fully in the development of Nepal, efforts to address the issue of menstrual hygiene management must be strengthened and expanded.
As new virus outbreaks emerge in developing countries in Asia, vaccines are changing the nature of the pandemic by rendering COVID-19 a much less deadly disease. Governments are responding with milder containment measures.
As the pandemic continues to affect global trade, governments need to take measures now to be better prepared for future disruptions.
The risk of “de-risking” – the process of international banks disassociating from financial partners, such as small remittance providers and local banks – is that it could push people out of the financial system completely.
To rebuild greener and address climate challenges, the People’s Republic of China should “green” its investments, financing tools and fiscal spending while at the same time developing a robust monitoring and evaluation framework.