A new World Bank Working Paper investigates the impact of lockdowns on the international trade of the Philippines, one of East Asia’s top traders, and one of the countries in the region most…

Guillermo Arenas, Socrates Majune, Angella Faith Montfaucon |

As the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) moves towards full autonomy in 2025 it needs to continue prioritizing health sector reform.

Maria Vida Gomez, Sutayut Osornprasop |

The Russian invasion of Ukraine threatens the uneven recovery of East Asia and Pacific. The invasion comes on top of the economic distress caused by the lingering COVID-19 pandemic, the financial…

Aaditya Mattoo, Ekaterine T. Vashakmadze, Ergys Islamaj |

How COVID-19 impacted vulnerable communities in the Philippines

Ditte Fallesen |

On the 31st of August, Indonesia gave its 100 millionth dose of the COVID vaccine. A major milestone for one of the most COVID-affected countries in the world with about 270 million people and…

Satu Kahkonen, Aparnaa Somanathan |

In a changing climate—with more frequent, longer lasting, or extreme wind, rain, snow, cold, and heat—how can urban planning and design influence our mobility choices? And how can city governments…

Sandrine Boukerche |

Countries in the East Asia and Pacific region will benefit from cooperation in three major areas: vaccine deployment, reviving sectors of the regional economy, and building on their close…

Victoria Kwakwa |

A recent World Bank Policy Note assesses the current situation of WASH facilities, norms, standards, and practices in schools. It discusses policy implications related to the COVID-19 pandemic…

Citra Kumala |