This report analyzes economic and development issues in developing countries in Asia and includes forecasts on the inflation and gross domestic product growth rates of countries throughout the region.

Tags: Economics, ICT, COVID-19, SMEs, Private Sector Development

This report looks at how G20 could be an effective international forum to foster a coordinated global response to establish and deliver commitments for resilient, sustainable, and inclusive growth.  

Tags: COVID-19, ICT, SDGs, Economy, Finance, trade and industry, Environment, regional cooperation and integration

Contactless payments awareness increased to 83%, while use is up to 69%.

Tags: ICT, Finance, Philippines, COVID-19

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.

Tags: Finance, ICT, COVID-19, ASEAN Publications

Indonesia and the Philippines are expected to grow faster this year amid increased domestic demand as COVID-19 restrictions are relaxed and borders reopen.

Tags: Indonesia, Philippines, Economy, COVID-19

This report examines the experiences of Asia’s MSMEs during the first year of the pandemic and discusses post-pandemic policy actions for MSME development.

Tags: MSMEs, COVID-19, Private Sector Development, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Philippines, Thailand

A study of Southeast Asian businesses shows what not to do during a crisis.

Tags: COVID-19, Private Sector Development, ICT, MSMEs, Indonesia, Philippines, Lao PDR, Thailand

This report looks at why Southeast Asian countries need big data for recovery from COVID-19 to radically transform the delivery of key services such as health care, social protection, and education.

Tags: ICT, COVID-19, Connectivity, Health, Education

Prioritizing "heartware" alongside hardware and software associated with technology is key in the local government's livable city plan.

Tags: Urban development, ICT, SDGs, Indonesia, COVID-19, Health, Climate change, ASEAN Policy Network

Report sees green growth opportunities in productive and regenerative agriculture, sustainable urban development and transport models, and renewable energy, among others.

Tags: ASEAN Policy Network, Environment, Climate change, Economy, SDGs, COVID-19