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Catering to the Vulnerable: Need for Overhauling of Social Security in Bangladesh

07.30.2020 | Articles | Dr. Rashed Al Mahmud Titumir
Introduction Women and marginalized communities are proving to be the most vulnerable to both the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic costs of the ongoing lockdown as the pandemic spreads across Bangladesh. Since these communities are dependent on informal employment, and because most of them are in...

COVID-19’s Arrival in PNG: Impacts on PNG Women-Owned and -Operated MSMEs

07.30.2020 | Case Studies | Jane Kim, Hannah Rosenfeld
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY This report presents the findings of a mixed-method survey conducted to examine the operating environment of businesswomen in Papua New Guinea (PNG) in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Under the economic pressures of COVID-19, women entrepreneurs face high risks of business suspe...

Restarting Pakistan’s Economy: Focus on the People, not the Stats

07.24.2020 | Articles | Dr. S Akbar Zaidi
Introduction On June 25, Pakistan reduced its interest rates – for the fifth time in only 100 days – to 7%, almost half the rate of 13.25% just three months ago. The statement released by the Monetary Policy Committee of the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) said that this most recent decision ‘sho...

Restarting the Economy: A Seven-Point Framework

07.20.2020 | Articles | Dr. Rashed Al Mahmud Titumir
Introduction Bangladesh requires economic restructuring to address both the damage caused by the Covid-19 pandemic and pre-existing structural problems. The non-pharmacological intervention (general holidays) enacted to contain the virus was formally lifted in May in an effort to revive the economy....

Diversification – the Pathway for Economic Recovery

07.14.2020 | Articles | Dr. Rashed Al Mahmud Titumir
Introduction Bangladesh’s economic recovery from the Covid-19 and global economic shutdown depends on the country’s ability to restart the economy. The curve will be shaped by how quickly the businesses can produce outputs and workers return to work. It also depends on the economic portfolio of ...

Pakistan: A Struggling Economy Destroyed by COVID-19

07.02.2020 | Articles | Dr. S Akbar Zaidi
Introduction On 12 June, Pakistan’s annual budget for the fiscal year 2020-21 (beginning 1 July) was presented in Parliament, laying out the government’s policies and strategies for the next twelve months.[1] On the same day, Pakistan registered its single highest increase in coronavirus cases i...

Summary Edition – Mitigating Governance Risks From Investment in Southeast Asia

06.03.2020 | Case Studies
A Study of Chinese Capital Flows to Six Countries Economic development and growth are fueling outbound capital flows from the People’s Republic of China (PRC) to global destinations. One region in particular has become a prominent recipient of Chinese capital: Southeast Asia. Geographic proximity,...

Mitigating Governance Risks From Investment in Southeast Asia

04.08.2020 | Case Studies
A Study of Chinese Capital Flows to Six Countries Chinese outward investments have increased substantially in recent years, especially after 2013’s introduction of its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). BRI is the most ambitious infrastructure investment effort in recent history. The effect of BRI in...
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