• 10
    Feb
    2021

    The Asian Economic Integration Report (AEIR) 2021 examines the initial impact on trade, investment, finance, and people’s mobility across the region as the COVID-19 pandemic struck. This year’s AEIR theme chapter is on digital platforms and how they can accelerate digital transformation across the region. Watch the short video, read highlights and see news release. Download report here.

  • 23
    Feb
    2021

    This brief discusses the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine procurement and distribution in Asia and the Pacific along with challenges and policy implications toward delivering safe, effective, and affordable vaccines to all.

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Making Digital Platforms Work for Asia and the Pacific
Edited by: Bambang Susantono, Cyn-Young Park

Asia’s regional financing woes are exposed during COVID-19
17
Dec
2020

Asia’s regional financing woes are exposed during COVID-19

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The COVID-19 pandemic, with its twin health and economic crises, has exposed the vulnerabilities in this financing arrangement. The rapid withdrawal of capital from Asia in the early months of the outbreak is a reminder of the region’s continued dependence on non-resident capital.

RCEP is a gargantuan trade deal but will economies be able to make the most of it?
20
Nov
2020

RCEP is a gargantuan trade deal but will economies be able to make the most of it?

Around $164 billion, a majority of the expected income gains from RCEP, are forecast to accrue to Asia, and in particular the People’s Republic of China, Japan and the Republic of Korea – the so called “plus three countries,” which are estimated to gain the lion’s share of the income gains at $156 billion.

In Central Asia, COVID-19 response demands improved regional cooperation
4
Nov
2020

In Central Asia, COVID-19 response demands improved regional cooperation

Multilateral financial institutions have been quick to respond but they do not operate in a vacuum. They essentially act within the international economic system to boost international development efforts.