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Building public trust for managing the pandemic’s psychological impacts in the Philippines
By Nina Dela Cruz and Raymond Gaspar. Posted January 21, 2022
The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on the psychological and social well-being of many Filipinos. Stay-at-home orders have left many in isolation and experiencing feelings of fear and anxiety, largely over economic hardship and uncertainty.
Levelling up innovation in Asia
By Linda Arthur. Posted December 30, 2021
Innovation is playing a vital role in the economic, social, and environmental progress of Asia and the Pacific and has been an important factor in the region's rapid and successful transformation. However, many countries in the region lag behind, innovating at a fraction of the pace as countries in similar or even lower income groups.
Circularity of plastics: From managing waste to generating less waste
By Derek Hondo. Posted December 20, 2021
With urbanization and the growing global population, much focus has been placed on finding solutions for improving solid waste management as a way to curb the growing amounts of waste being generated. However, governments should instead look at the root cause of the issue and shift toward exploring ways to generate less waste.
Balancing the Spillover Effects of High-Speed Rail Infrastructure Investment in Asia
By Chanankarn Boonyotsawad, Juan Miguel Peraza Hernandez and Veronica Wee. Posted November 26, 2021
Comprehensive infrastructure projects have proven to be efficient in reducing poverty, community burdens, and production costs and raising competitiveness within and between regions. However, investment in specific forms of infrastructure can help balance the trade-offs between huge infrastructure demand and scarce financial resources, especially in developing countries.
COVID-19’s impact in Asia shapes blueprint for sustainable economic recovery
By John Beirne. Posted October 27, 2021
The economic impact of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in Asia highlights the importance of entrenching longer-term sustainability and economic resilience into the recovery process. The macroeconomic effects of the pandemic, as well as the impact on firms and households in Asia, are featured in a new ADBI edited book, COVID-19 Impacts and Policy Options: An Asian Perspective.
Supporting the creative economy for sustainable development in Southeast Asia
By Pitchaya Sirivunnabood and Herlyn Gail A. Alegre. Posted September 3, 2021
Many efforts have been made in Southeast Asia to support creative industries and boost the creative economy, realizing the ability of knowledge-based economic activities to foster income generation, job creation, and export earnings while promoting social inclusion, cultural diversity, and human development (UNCTAD 2010: 10).
How can the private sector help solve the sanitation challenge?
By Shuki Koga, Ma. Laarni Revilla and KE Seetha Ram. Posted August 20, 2021
The private sector can play a vital role in solving the sanitation challenge. The following four aspects highlight the importance of private sector participation in sanitation in developing countries, including in Asia.
Lessons for the informal sector from COVID-19
By Alessia Destefanis, Tetsushi Sonobe, Dil Rahut and Jeetendra Prakash Aryal. Posted August 13, 2021
The informal sector, which employs over 62% of the global population, is a fundamental source of livelihood for over 2 billion people (ILO 2020). Here, “employment” includes self-employment, and the informal sector refers to the part of the economy that is generally not monitored by a tax authority or other forms of government. Before the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the informal sector accounted for 87.7%, 51.5%, and 55.7% of the population in low-, middle-, and high-income countries, respectively (ILO 2018a).
Rebooting food systems to achieve the unfinished agenda of global food security
By Dil Rahut, Jeetendra Prakash Aryal, Tetsushi Sonobe and Navneet Manchanda. Posted July 21, 2021
Food insecurity continues to be a pressing issue worldwide, despite scientific innovation and technological advancements in agriculture. Therefore, food security continues to be at the center of the global development agenda. The burgeoning demand for food due to exponential growth in the world’s population and the mismatch between demand and supply due to factors such as climate change, loss of soil fertility, land degradation, water scarcity, food loss and waste, and inefficient distribution systems, have exacerbated the problem of food insecurity.
Remittance inflows giving resilience to Bangladesh’s rural economy amid COVID-19
By Abdul Malek, Hoa Truong and Tetsushi Sonobe. Posted July 13, 2021
While the World Bank has identified Bangladesh as one of only three big economies that had increases in remittance inflows in 2020, along with Pakistan and Mexico (Ratha et al. 2020), and remittances have long made up a substantial share of people’s income in the country, preliminary results from a recent study supported by the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) finds surprising resilience for remittance inflows into the rural economy during the first wave of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in Bangladesh.
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