This brief analyzes how digitalization can help overcome trade and trade finance challenges, assesses the factors holding it back, and shows how it can promote inclusive and sustainable growth in the Asia and Pacific region.
This brief analyzes how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted labor migrants in Asia and the Pacific, assesses the socioeconomic vulnerabilities it exposed, and lays out steps to better protect overseas workers.
19 May 2022 | Papers and Briefs | Economics Working Papers
Examining the impact of trade credit usage on comovement between sectors, this paper finds that trade credit linkage is an influential channel for domestic and cross-border shocks and can profoundly affect industries around the globe.
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.
Ensuring equitable access to vaccines is crucial for developing countries in Asia to reopen their economies and recover. Well-designed policies will speed the rebound of Asian economies and have impacts that span the globe.