Extending a value added tax (VAT) to more effectively capture e-commerce and digital services could yield significant short-term revenue and help ensure a level playing field between domestic and foreign players.
To stay competitive, cities must become healthy, livable places for an emerging urban society which has more older people and fewer children.
Disaster preparedness, combined with updated risk information and timely assessments of damages and needs, were critical for Tonga’s response to the undersea volcanic eruption.
Urban areas in Asia need to offer more and better public transport options to cut traffic jams and pollution
The pandemic-driven surge in data collection offers major opportunities, and some risks, for the reopening of tourism in the region.
The “nexus” approach calls for better planning to prevent humanitarian crises, and rapid responses when they occur.
A wide range of innovative digital technologies can improve the efficiency and resilience of water services.
Malnutrition in Indonesia, as in many countries, is a complex issue, with perplexing coexistence of undernourishment and obesity in populations. Three ongoing studies are revealing how to improve the situation.
Greater use of bar codes can make global supply chains more robust and enhance the ability to verify social and environmental standards.