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 |

The COVID-19 outbreak has created significant challenges for Thailand’s labor market. The COVID-19 outbreak led to significant employment losses in the first half of 2020 and a decline in hours…

Harry Edmund Moroz |

Southeast Asia is a hot spot for plastic pollution because of rapid urbanization and a rising middle class, whose consumption of plastic products and packaging is growing due to their convenience…

Victoria Kwakwa, Alfonso Garcia Mora |

World Bank Group funds projects to rein in pollution at every stage of plastic value chain.

David Malpass |

Public infrastructure has a significant role in helping countries achieve development goals. However, corruption in this sector has a particularly negative impact for developing countries.

Ian Hawkesworth |

As countries focus on “building back better” after the pandemic, they have a crucial opportunity to leapfrog to a more digital economy – and to do so responsibly.

Mari Elka Pangestu |

In Thailand, COVID-19 will worsen an already challenging situation for households facing droughts, stagnant wage growth, and rising poverty.

Kiatipong Ariyapruchya, Arvind Nair, Judy Yang, Harry Edmund Moroz |

Becoming more equal in East Asia Pacific by reducing the trade-offs between work and home

Victoria Kwakwa |

Over the last five years, an extensive coalition of development partners has been working under the Bloomberg Philanthropies Initiative for Global Road Safety to make roads safer in 10 cities…

Alina Florentina Burlacu, Dipan Bose, Juan Miguel Velásquez, Dr. Soames Job, BA (Honours 1), PhD, GAICD, FACRS, Noor Ibrahim Mohamed |