Mainstreaming the Social Indicators of the Seafood Stewardship Index for Greater Equity in the Asian Seafood and Aquaculture Industry
Fisheries and aquaculture businesses may play a greater role in translating their commitment to upholding human rights for workers and coastal communities.
Digital Transformation of Tax Administration in the Republic of Korea: Lessons from Experience and Ways Forward
This governance brief details the digitalization of the Republic of Korea’s (ROK) tax administration, assesses how its strategy can bolster tax revenues, and explores how developing countries can replicate its strategy to roll-out e-taxation models.
Back to School After COVID-19 Pandemic: Resumption or Transitional Disruption?
At least in the first 6 months of school reopening in Malaysia, concerns over a lack of social interaction in school prevail.
The Effect of Electrification on Socioeconomic Well-Being and Environmental Outcomes: Evidence for the Lao People’s Democratic Republic
This paper investigates the impact of electrification of households in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic using data from the Lao Expenditure and Consumption Survey.
The Rule of Law Approach for More Resilient Institutions: Judicial Accountability and Independence, and Global Economic Activities
The issues of judicial independence and accountability, the role of the rule of law in supply chain resilience, and its impact on global financial architecture are deeply interconnected.
A Statistical Portrait of the Indian Female Labor Force
The female labor force participation rate in India has seen a declining trend since the 1990s despite strong economic growth, decline in fertility, expansion of education, and improved access to infrastructure
European Union Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism: Economic Impact and Implications for Asia
This brief assesses the impact of the European Union’s carbon tariffs on energy-intensive exports from Asia and the Pacific and shows how upgrading product value, boosting energy efficiency, and cutting emissions can help mitigate its effect.
Impact of Nontariff Measures and Border Crossing Time and Costs: The Case of Perishable Goods Trade in the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Region
This paper explores the impact of at-the-border and behind-the-border measures on intraregional trade in perishable goods within the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation region.
Gender Mainstreaming and Trade Facilitation in G20 Countries
G20’s commitments have focused on advancing women’s entrepreneurship but have not fully considered their challenges to participate in cross-border trade.
Civil Society Brief: Turkmenistan
Outlining how civil society organizations (CSO) evolved in Turkmenistan, this brief explains how many work in tandem with government to raise awareness of health issues, boost social and environmental protection, and empower women and girls.