Finding Ways to Revive Travel Sustainably

While there is no playbook on how to restart the travel engine, there are opportunities to streamline measures while respecting practical risk mitigation considerations, PATA CEO Liz Ortiguera says in a blog post.

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How G20 Can
Ensure Digital Transformation: Development for All

This op-ed from ERIA examines what G20 can do to advance digital transformation and digital trade.

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Financing Climate Action: Three Priorities for Southeast Asia

The goal is to rapidly mobilize private funds as capital is not flowing at the scale required.

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A worker at a wind farm in the Philippines.

Southeast Asia's Recovery Should Be People-Centered

With the pandemic amplifying the inequalities plaguing the region, it has become more urgent to adopt inclusive solutions to build back better. 

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Women  in the Philippines taking their babies for vaccination.

Why Southeast Asia Needs to Embrace Sustainable Tourism

As the region starts reviving travel, there is a growing consensus the pandemic is an opportunity to fix structural issues that have plagued tourism over the years and rebuild it greener.

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A tourist looking at the Nungnung waterfall in Bali, Indonesia.

 

Laid Off due to COVID-19

Thanks to an intensive skills training, Syafii Ghazali was able to retool to transition from a career in publishing to software development.

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Solutions

Men working at a wind farm.

The goal is to rapidly mobilize private funds as capital is not flowing at the scale required.

A man working at a container port.

As regulation tightens and social pressure increases, Refinitv takes a look at the past, the present, and the future for companies implementing ESG compliance programs.

A woman cradles her infant while queueing up for the baby's vaccination.

With the pandemic amplifying the inequalities plaguing the region, it has become more urgent to adopt inclusive solutions to build back better.

Spotlight

Climbers on Mount Kinabalu, Malaysia.
Southeast Asia Sustainable Tourism Hub

With Southeast Asia’s tourism industry still reeling from the impact of COVID-19, ADB is increasing its support for investments, capacity development, and knowledge to accelerate an inclusive and sustainable recovery.

 

 

Publications

Supporting Post-COVID-19 Economic Recovery in Southeast Asia cover photo.

This report proposes reforms in five key sectors to support the region's COVID-19 economic recovery and drive sustainable, broad-based growth.

Asian Development Outlook 2022: Mobilizing Taxes for Development

This report examines the economic outlook of developing Asia amid global turbulence and lingering effects of the pandemic.

A Preliminary Assessment of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership cover photo.

This brief discusses the potential benefits of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership agreement and provides recommendations on how to maximize its potential.

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What is SEADS?

The Southeast Asia Development Solutions—SEADS—is a knowledge and innovation platform under the Asian Development Bank. In tandem with its partner program, the Southeast Asia Development Symposium,  SEADS aims to help crystallize thinking on relevant and critical issues in the region, and support countries in becoming prosperous, knowledge-based, and sustainable.

Sowing SEADS of Growth

INNOVATIONS
Discover the latest cutting-edge breakthroughs that can help countries tackle pressing challenges.

SOLUTIONS
Hear from leading minds and trailblazers from industry, technology, the public sector, and academia.

CONNECTIONS
Interact with problem-solvers and next-generation thinkers from Southeast Asia and beyond.