For Malaysia to revitalize its economy, now is the time to put in place stronger social protection systems for its most vulnerable groups, adopt bold reforms, and emerge stronger in the wake of…

Ndiamé Diop |

As Malaysia gears up to reopen its economy after almost two months of restricted movement, ensuring that firms return to pre-crisis production and employment levels as rapidly and safely as…

Smita Kuriakose |

Malaysia is no stranger to external shocks affecting its macroeconomy. This latest global COVID-19 crisis is particularly unique given the context in which it emerged and the dual threats it poses…

Firas Raad |

A growing number of Malaysians, especially those in urban areas, feel that they have trouble making ends meet. Addressing the cost of living issue in the country will require the right combination…

Richard Record |

People watch the rescue process in the flooded area on August 17, 2018 in Pathanamthitta, Kerala, India. Kerala was badly affected by the floods during the monsoon season. Source: AJP,…

Marcello Estevão |

As Malaysia moves closer towards achieving high-income country status, it is important to be aware of the broader aspects of development that are not captured by GDP growth.  (Photo: Getty Images/…

Richard Record |

Photo: bigstock/ f9photos Income growth is not the sole aim of economic development. An equally important, albeit harder to quantify objective is a sense of progress for the entire community, and …

Victoria Kwakwa |

Second Annual Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition High-Level Assembly. Photo: World Bank When the world united around the historic Paris climate agreement, in 2015, the message was clear: It’s…

Catherine McKenna, Feike Sijbesma |

There’s a good chance you work in the service sector. Services account for 17 million jobs in Thailand, or approximately 40 percent of the Thai labor force. It encompasses diverse industries such…

Ulrich Zachau |

In the past several decades Malaysia has witnessed strong economic growth and has become one of Asia’s newly industrialized countries. In one generation it transitioned successfully from low to…

Smita Kuriakose |