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The Impact of COVID-19 and PNG’s Reform Agenda

02.17.2021 | Articles | Paul Barker
Introduction After several years of poor economic performance, including negligible economic and employment growth, and growing debt and debt servicing costs, Papua New Guinea (PNG) commenced 2020 with cautious optimism that the modest recovery which commenced in 2019 would be sustained. The gains m...

Digital RMB: All Show, No Substance

12.02.2020 | Articles | Chen Bing-Ming
With digital payments, the user sends transaction instructions to a financial institution, either directly or indirectly, via an electronic terminal, resulting in the transfer of money or capital. As mobile smart devices became ubiquitous, tech giants like Alipay and WeChat Pay have been pushing the...

Strengthening Regional Cooperation in South Asia to Address COVID Challenges

11.17.2020 | Articles | Posh Raj Pandey
Introduction The World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a pandemic on March 11, 2020. As of October 18, 39,596,858 people have been affected and 1,107,374 lives have been lost due to COVID-19 worldwide. Almost all the countries are now in the grip of the virus[1]. South Asia, comprising A...

How to Combat Corruption During COVID-19 in Pakistan

11.04.2020 | Articles | Nida Qasim Khan
Introduction At no. 32 on Transparency International’s 2019 Corruption Perceptions index, Pakistan is considered a high-risk country for corruption during the COVID-19 pandemic. Even before the pandemic, Transparency International estimated that corruption in the health sector cost at least USD ...

The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Indonesia’s Political- Economic Order

10.28.2020 | Articles | Ahmad Khoirul Umam, Muhamad Rosyid Jazuli
Introduction The COVID-19 pandemic which started in Wuhan, China has now spread to 213 countries and territories. The spread of this pandemic has shown an exponential growth trend. The fatality rate, – the number of deaths divided by the total number of positive cases of COVID-19 – has i...

The Importance of ‘Where’ in Revitalization Strategies for Nepal — Part 4

10.21.2020 | Articles | Indra Sharan KC, Paul Lundberg
SUMMARY The COVID-19 pandemic and its aftermath may have a transformational impact on the Nepali economy. Both government and non-state actors have recognized the important role of digital data technology in Nepal’s future economy. However, much of the accessible data remains scattered, generalize...

Further Burdened: Women and the Pandemic in Pakistan

10.13.2020 | Articles | Dr. S Akbar Zaidi
The multiple normalized burdens on women – from social and so-called ‘cultural’ ostracization and exclusion, patriarchal norms which discriminate simply on the basis of gender, economic and political marginalization and discrimination, and issues of gender violence, to name just a few – were...

Impact of COVID-19 Response on Unemployment in Sri Lanka

10.01.2020 | Articles | Nishan de Mel, Mihindu Perera
INTRODUCTION Goal number eight of the Sustainable Development Goals is set out as “Decent work and economic growth.” This goal recognizes that economic growth is not just an end, but also a means in itself of generating jobs – productive and meaningful work, an enduring measure of human develo...
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