This report examines why Southeast Asian countries need to consider fresh taxation policies after many struggled to finance massive public expenditure programs to combat COVID-19.

Tags: Cambodia, Indonesia, Myanmar, Thailand, Finance, Governance

This report highlights why Southeast Asian countries need to design pandemic recovery policies that balance socioeconomic gains with environmental sustainability.

Tags: Environment, climate change and disaster preparedness, SDGs, Energy, Cambodia, Indonesia, Myanmar, Thailand.

Big data applications can enhance the delivery of education, health, and social welfare services and speed up recovery from the pandemic.

Tags: SDGs, ICT, ASEAN, Education, Cambodia, Indonesia, Myanmar, Thailand, Governance and public sector management

Ten countries in Southeast Asia are removing restrictions on intraregional trade of medicines and other goods needed to fight COVID-19.

Tags: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Viet Nam, ASEAN, Health, COVID-19, Trade and industry, Regional cooperation and integration

The system allows traders to make a single customs transit declaration for the transport of goods across multiple ASEAN countries.

Tags: ASEAN, Cambodia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Viet Nam, Myanmar, Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Trade and industry, Transport, ICT, Regional cooperation and integration

Financial resource mobilization by the Malaria Trust Fund has helped eradicate malaria and build strong foundations for health systems in the Greater Mekong Subregion.

Tags: Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Viet Nam, Health, ICT, Finance

After rolling out in Indonesia and Viet Nam, the program is now in Singapore, and will be expanded to Cambodia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, and Thailand by mid-2021.

Tags: Grab, Microsoft, technology, skills gap, tech skills gap, Southeast Asia, digital literacy, artificial intelligence, Singapore, Indonesia, Viet Nam, Cambodia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, skills training, web development, Java programming, digital skills, reskilling, Education