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UN ESCAP – Socio-Economic Response to COVID-19

June 13, 2020
The unprecedented socio-economic crisis resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic calls for unparalleled multi-sectoral responses. ESCAP has developed a framework to support the socio-economic response of Asia and the Pacific to the COVID-19 pandemic. The framework's overarching principle supports building back...
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UN ESCAP – Policy Hackathon on Model Provisions for Trade in Times of Crisis and Pandemic in Regional and other Trade Agreements

June 8, 2020
This Policy Hackathon is organized as part of a United Nations Initiative on Model Provisions for Trade in Times of Crisis and Pandemic in Regional and other Trade Agreements, in collaboration with ARTNeT, WTO, CUTS and other organizations from civil society,...
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COVID 19 – Economic Impact

June 1, 2020
The economic fallout of COVID-19 has severely dampened growth in EAP, significantly hindering poverty reduction efforts. The slowdown in the region is led by sharp decline of economic activity in China. China’s GDP shrank 6.8% yoy in Q1 2020, the...
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OECD – The Forum Network released these two latest thought pieces

June 1, 2020
These articles form part of a series in which OECD experts and thought leaders from organisations like PBEC – from around the world and all parts of society – address the COVID-19 crisis, discussing and developing solutions now and for the future. It...
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United National Global Compact released a ‘Ocean Stewardship 2030 Report

May 31, 2020
As the COVID-19 global pandemic continued to spread, countries around the world are bracing for a deep downturn, as lockdowns and quarantines have resulted to job losses and business closures. Governments, including ASEAN Member States, have taken swift action and...
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ASEAN Policy Brief: Assessing ASEAN Economic Policy Responses in a Pandemic

May 28, 2020
As the COVID-19 global pandemic continued to spread, countries around the world are bracing for a deep downturn, as lockdowns and quarantines have resulted to job losses and business closures. Governments, including ASEAN Member States, have taken swift action and...
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Creating Markets in Myanmar

May 19, 2020
Building Markets for a Sustainable Economic Recovery EXECUTIVE SUMMARY ES.1. TOWARD A PRIVATE SECTOR–LED AND PRODUCTIVITY-DRIVEN GROWTH PATH Like many successful transition economies, Myanmar has the potential to sustain a high growth rate for the next two decades. The country...
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Contribution Horasis Insights – Pass the Paradigm Please

May 5, 2020
Every month leaders from across the world visit Horasis Insights in search of inspiration and solutions. Together PBEC & Horasis explores, defines, and implements trajectories of sustainable growth. By Richard Hames, Founder and Chairman, Centre for the Future, Australia May...
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The Henley Passport Index – Q2 2020

April 5, 2020
With global travel almost at a standstill, the latest results of the Henley Passport Index offer disturbing insight into the havoc the COVID-19 pandemic is indiscriminately wreaking. Since its inception in 2006, the index has provided the authoritative annual ranking...
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Building the Future of Quality Infrastructure

March 31, 2020
Infrastructure is crucially important to foster economic development and prosperity of countries. It contributes to higher productivity and growth, facilitates trade and connectivity, and promotes economic inclusion. Infrastructure is also a key driver to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)....
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