This publication outlines discussions from two international conferences in 2020 on digital financial technologies (Fintech) and their potential to advance inclusive and sustainable development in Asia and the Pacific. Read more.
How can vaccination programs and travel bubbles help revive tourism in Asia and the Pacific? With the right push in policy direction and regional cooperation. This blog explores suggestions. Read more.
The Asian Development Bank jointly with the UN World Tourism Organization, discussed options to help the tourism sector survive and how to prepare for a gradual re-opening, with analysis on how aid-for-trade can help the sector. Latest research findings on the future of tourism and how to achieve sustainable outcomes were presented. Read more.
Regional or international agreements on vaccine passes are still lacking. Current travel bubbles between places with low COVID-19 risks are rare and fragile.
By determining the origin of a product, rules of origin are the plumbing of a free trade agreement. Only goods originating in the RCEP region will be granted duty free or reduced rate of duty when exported to regional partners.
Many Asian migrant workers seem to have withstood the waves of economic hardships, sending home record amounts of money in months following a large slump between April and May 2020.