This brief explains the critical role small firms play in Southeast Asia's economy and, focusing on four countries, looks at what measures are needed to help them recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated digital technology adoption in the financial sector and impacted the role of financial technology firms in supporting households and businesses.
This brief outlines key trends in labor mobility and remittance flows in Asia and the Pacific and discusses policy considerations.
This brief assesses the impact of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on migrant workers, how reduced remittances will affect households and economies in Asia and the Pacific, and what policy makers can do to soften the blow.
This brief presents new projections on the economic impact of COVID-19 and highlights policy implications.
This brief explores how greater regional cooperation and integration within the ASEAN Economic Community can guard against the effects of global trade uncertainty.
This brief revisits lessons from the Asian financial crisis, examines the emerging challenges that could undermine future financial stability, and concludes with some policy considerations.
Global capital flows into emerging markets, including those in Asia, continue to be volatile, generating both benefits and costs.
The rapid economic growth in many Asian countries complemented with economic liberalization and financial sector reforms have greatly increased the competitiveness of Asian and Pacific Developing Countries (APDCs) in the world financial markets. During the past two years, aggregate financial flows to APDCs have grown steadily, with nondebt flows growing more rapidly, and now comprising almost half of the total capital flows compared with 25 percent a decade ago. External debt has remained healthy with debt outstanding increasing moderately.
This book examines the scope, potential benefits, and challenges of digital platforms in Asia and the Pacific. It proposes measures and policies to help maximize social and economic gains while alleviating adverse effects.