Fintech is emerging as a driver of innovative financial solutions during Covid-19

Fintech – the fusion of finance and technology – could be a game-changer for inclusive economic growth amidst the pandemic. Read more »

Will the pandemic speed up workplace automation?

The threat of automation taking away jobs due to new and emerging technologies has faded from public discussion lately, but Covid-19 might be speeding up the process in an ‘organic way.’ Read more »

Managing public-private partnerships for a post-pandemic recovery

PPPs can help by bringing in private sector capital and technical expertise as governments continue to look for value for money in infrastructure provision. Read more »

The global economy will emerge stronger if Covid-19 drives digitization

The health crisis should drive us to aggressively digitize global trade and supply chains so we can make the economic recovery stronger and the economy more robust. Read more »

How currency-linked bonds spur growth and development

Currency-linked bonds are simple but powerful instruments that fortify economies and can efficiently finance development projects. Read more »

Three lessons that past global crises can teach us about today’s pandemic

The 1918 flu, World War II and the Great Depression all provide important lessons for dealing with COVID-19 and its wide ranging effects across society. Read more »

Another Covid-19 challenge: Saving Asia’s crucial infrastructure deals

The public-private partnerships used to finance roads, ports, hospitals and dozens of other infrastructure projects could be affected by the pandemic-induced financial crisis. Here’s how to avoid that. Read more »

Build green to help fend off the next pandemic

Investments in climate-resilient infrastructure should be the centerpiece of the billions of dollars in economic stimulus being used to rebuild Asia’s economies. Read more »

Five ways banks can help Asia’s smallest businesses survive Covid-19

The road to recovery post-Covid-19 is full of risks for Asia’s banks. They need to innovate and expand their services to help rebuild the small businesses that provide a lifeline to Asia’s poor. Read more »

What’s next for supply chains scrambled by the pandemic?

The pandemic has highlighted the shortcomings of the globalized supply chain model. Read more »

Rebooting the economy during Covid-19

Governments in Asia and the Pacific must think about two things when restarting their economies: when to do it and how. Read more »

Science-led solutions needed for Lower Mekong region: Experts

Voices, opinions, and experiences from the local community and experts should be taken seriously for any policy making process. Read more »