To respond to the challenges of the pandemic and deliver services effectively, a professional civil service needs to build the values, culture and skills required to respond to complex demands and challenges.
Bruno currently chairs ADB’s Financial Sector Group. He joined ADB in 1993 as a Young Professional. In 2003, Bruno served as Principal Financial Economist in the South Asia Department, in 2008 became Director for Country Coordination and Regional Cooperation, and in 2010 was appointed Director of the Public Management, Financial Sector and Trade Division. From 2000 to 2003 he was Senior Economist at the European Central Bank while on leave from ADB.
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An analysis of data from popular transit applications indicates that there is a relationship between increased mobility and COVID-19 cases, but more information is needed to make a definitive link.
Researchers are finding new uses for artificial intelligence and machine learning during the pandemic, but they are not a silver bullet.
As Asia and the Pacific comes out of the crisis with significantly larger public debts, their infrastructure investments will need to be efficient, affordable, and sustainable.
With timely and well-targeted programs, policy makers can prevent the health crisis from deepening into a wider economic and financial crisis. This could sow the seeds of economic recovery.
The delivery of services – such as clean water, reliable public transport, schools and hospitals – through economic and social infrastructure is among the most important functions of government. Resources must be well spent to ensure quality.
It's time for Sri Lankan banks to do more to support SMEs and infrastructure development.
Let’s make housing finance accessible to middle- and low-income households that are part of the informal economy.