In the Spotlight
Five ways to boost COVID-19 vaccine trust in Central and West Asia
A survey in Georgia, Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Mongolia, Pakistan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan found only about a quarter of adults believed that all COVID-19 vaccines tested by authorities are safe.
Modernizing Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures for Trade in the CAREC Region
CAREC's Common Agenda for Modernization of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures for Trade helps countries address transboundary risks to human, plant and animal health while facilitating trade and improving access to global agricultural value chains.
This report aims to evaluate the current situation with respect to MSME access to finance, identify constraints and estimate MSME demand for financing. MSMEs can be one of the significant drivers of economic growth and jobs creation if operating in a favorable regulatory environment with good access to finance.
Bond markets and borrowing: How Asia’s developing countries are managing the pandemic
The pandemic has shown central bankers and public debt managers that innovation and creativity are needed to maintain borrowing opportunities and keep local currency bond markets functioning.