Your Questions Answered: How Has the Pandemic Affected Asia’s Poor?

ADB statisticians Arturo Martinez and Joseph Bulan answer questions about how the pandemic has affected poverty in Asia, based on their research for Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific 2022.

ADB statisticians Arturo Martinez and Joseph Bulan answer questions about how the pandemic has affected poverty in Asia, based on their research for Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific 2022.

Are Asia’s Social Protection Systems Ready for the Shock of Climate Change?

Social protection programs need to be strengthened and expanded across Asia to prepare for the impacts of climate change.

Social protection programs need to be strengthened and expanded across Asia to prepare for the impacts of climate change.

How Trade via Rail in Central Asia Can Mitigate the Energy and Climate Crises

Trade via rail in Central Asia has proven highly effective in recent years. It needs further support to take it to the next level.

Trade via rail in Central Asia has proven highly effective in recent years. It needs further support to take it to the next level.

Five Ways to Connect Sri Lanka’s Small Businesses to Global Value Chains

Sri Lanka’s small and medium-sized enterprises can play an important role in economic recovery. By re-engaging with value chains, they can reinvigorate their own businesses and help to create opportunity and economic growth.

Sri Lanka’s small and medium-sized enterprises can play an important role in economic recovery. By re-engaging with value chains, they can reinvigorate their own businesses and help to create opportunity and economic growth.

Your Questions Answered: Why Are We Experiencing Heat Waves and What Can Be Done?

Le Lan, an environmental economist working on agricultural, environmental, and natural resources management in East Asia, answers questions about the heat waves that are rolling across parts of Asia and the rest of the world.

Le Lan, an environmental economist working on agricultural, environmental, and natural resources management in East Asia, answers questions about the heat waves that are rolling across parts of Asia and the rest of the world.

In Asia, We Need to Calculate Credit Scores Differently to Help Women Get Loans

A great credit score is crucial to secure loans. But traditional credit scoring models put many women at a disadvantage. It’s time for a new model.

A great credit score is crucial to secure loans. But traditional credit scoring models put many women at a disadvantage. It’s time for a new model.

Your Questions Answered: How Do We Achieve Decarbonization?

Jonathan Walters, an economist and senior advisor for the infrastructure consulting firm Castalia and Akiko Terada-Hagiwara, an ADB Principal Economist, answer questions on how to work through the issues towards decarbonization in Asia and the Pacific.

Jonathan Walters, an economist and senior advisor for the infrastructure consulting firm Castalia and Akiko Terada-Hagiwara, an ADB Principal Economist, answer questions on how to work through the issues towards decarbonization in Asia and the Pacific.

Reshore or Diversify? How to Reorganize the World’s Fragile Supply Chains

Trade conflicts, the pandemic, and geopolitical tensions have all had an impact on global supply chains. It’s time to rethink how these crucial production links are set up and how they can be made more resilient.

Trade conflicts, the pandemic, and geopolitical tensions have all had an impact on global supply chains. It’s time to rethink how these crucial production links are set up and how they can be made more resilient.

Addressing Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Harassment in International Development Projects

Large infrastructure projects financed by development organizations can increase the risks of sexual exploitation, abuse and sexual harassment for women and girls in project communities. Policies need to be in place to protect these vulnerable communities.

Large infrastructure projects financed by development organizations can increase the risks of sexual exploitation, abuse and sexual harassment for women and girls in project communities. Policies need to be in place to protect these vulnerable communities.

Online Job Listings Rebounded Strongly After the Pandemic

Official labor statistics take significant time to produce. In contrast, online job portals are already providing a window into labor demand in the post-pandemic job market.

Official labor statistics take significant time to produce. In contrast, online job portals are already providing a window into labor demand in the post-pandemic job market.

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