Topic-Economies and development

7 ways to reduce the learning loss caused by the pandemic

TOMMY SOESMANTO, DANIELLE LOGAN-FLEMING, GEDE RASBEN DANTES, KANCHANA KARIYAWASAM, LANITA WINATA AND MD SAYED IFTEKHAR | School closures and the shift to online learning… Read More

Southeast Asia snapshot #31

SOVINDA PO | Australia’s Foreign Minister visits South East Asia to strengthen ties Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Singapore warmly greeted the newly appointed… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 20 July

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  Pacific Island Leaders Meeting Suva was buzzing last week as the 51st meeting of Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) leaders took… Read More

Economic consequences of the Russia-Ukraine war: A grim outlook

YAN ISLAM | The latest evaluations by IMF, World Bank and UN agencies reveal that the war in Ukraine that commenced with Russia’s… Read More

Privatising Poverty Series Part 1: Marking a half-century of market-led development

RON BEVACQUA  |  The year 2022 marks an important anniversary in the field of economic development and poverty reduction. It was exactly 50… Read More

Ukraine before the Russian invasion: Democratic governance and economic performance

YAN ISLAM | Stanford historian Norman Naimark proclaims that Ukraine was a ‘thriving young democracy’ prior to the Russian invasion. He qualifies… Read More

Data security, market competition and emerging mobile payment platforms in the Asia Pacific

HUI FENG, LUKE HOUGHTON, ERNEST FOO, DIAN TJONDRONEGORO AND KHONDKER MOHAMMAD ZOBAIR | Mobile payment platforms (MPPs) have become the vanguard of financial… Read More

COVID-19 is changing financial inclusion: Can policymakers keep up?

SHAWN HUNTER AND PETER ROSENKRANZ | The COVID-19 pandemic has increased the importance of ensuring that the poorest and most vulnerable people… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 16 February

TESS NEWTON CAIN | Last minute reprieve for Pacific Islands Forum unity Just as we thought it was all over for the Pacific Islands… Read More

Pacific resilience tested on multiple fronts

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |    It was quite the year for the Pacific islands in 2021. Countries have had to negotiate the ongoing impacts… Read More


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