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COVID-19 Pushed 4.7 Million More People in Southeast Asia Into Extreme Poverty in 2021, But Countries are Well Positioned to Bounce Back — ADB

16 Mar 2022 | News Release

COVID-19 Pushed 4.7 Million More People in Southeast Asia Into Extreme Poverty in 2021, But Countries are Well Positioned to Bounce Back — ADB

The COVID-19 pandemic pushed 4.7 million people in Southeast Asia into extreme poverty in 2021, as 9.3 million jobs disappeared, compared with a baseline no-COVID scenario, according to a new ADB report presented at SEADS.

Your Questions Answered: What Jobs Can Be Done from Home?

17 May 2022 | Blog Entry

Your Questions Answered: What Jobs Can Be Done from Home?

An ADB economist who specializes in the areas of education, skills development and jobs, answers questions about which jobs are best suited to work-from-home arrangements, based on a recent study in Southeast Asia.

Improving Sectoral Growth Drivers to Boost Southeast Asia’s Post-Pandemic Recovery

13 May 2022 | News Release

Improving Sectoral Growth Drivers to Boost Southeast Asia’s Post-Pandemic Recovery

Transforming Southeast Asia’s established tourism, garments, and agro-processing industries, and leveraging advances in electronics and digital trade, could support the region’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Provincial Facilitation for Investment and Trade Index: Gender Analysis for Measuring Economic Governance for Business Development in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic

12 May 2022 | Infographic

Provincial Facilitation for Investment and Trade Index: Gender Analysis for Measuring Economic Governance for Business Development in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic

Provides a comparative picture of the experiences and perceptions of the business community in the Lao People's Democratic Republic (PDR) in complying with government regulations by gender.