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Russian Economic Footprint in Ukraine

09.18.2020 | Case Studies
Download the Report Here   On September 14, CIPE Partner, the Centre for Economic Strategy, launched a report on Russian Economic Footprint in Ukraine with the webinar, “Russian Investments bypass Sanctions in Ukraine: How to stop them.” Eric Hontz, CIPE Deputy Regional Director, gave...

Thailand: Jump- Starting Economy After Keeping COVID-19 At Bay

09.17.2020 | Articles | Phisanu Phromchanya
INTRODUCTION Thailand has emerged as a success story in containing the COVID-19 outbreak, but the country still faces tremendous pressure on several fronts. A major effort will be required to pull Southeast Asia’s second largest economy back from the abyss. This paper will examine in general terms...

Due Process during COVID-19 in Sri Lanka

09.16.2020 | Articles | Nishana M Weerasooriya, Ahalya Lelwala
INTRODUCTION On 11 March 2020, the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO). In Sri Lanka, the first diagnosis of COVID-19 was reported on 27 January 2020. Indication of the spread of the virus was visible from 11 March 2020, after the second patie...

COVID-19 and Remittance Flows in Nepal: Potential Turning Point for Development

09.04.2020 | Articles | Posh Raj Pandey
The Nepali economy shows an atypical structural change over the past one and half decades – the movement of labor out of agriculture was not triggered by new jobs in industries or in high skilled professional services, but by foreign employment opportunities. The remittances sent by such migra...

Against the Norm? Populism and the Coronavirus in Pakistan

09.02.2020 | Articles | Dr. S Akbar Zaidi
In the last decade, the pandemic of populism, both of the left and the right, has spread far and wide across continents, across different types of countries of varying levels of ‘development’. From Venezuela and Brazil in South America, to Mexico and the USA in North America, right across South ...

Primum Non Nocere: A Policy Approach for Pharmaceutical Investment in Indonesia

09.01.2020 | Articles | Andree Surianta
COVID-19 has thrown international trade and investment into disarray; however, it is first and foremost a global health crisis.  With Global Value Chains (GVCs) receiving heightened scrutiny, no other industry has been so prominently featured in the discussions of anxious governments as the pharmac...

Accelerating Private Sector Reform

08.28.2020 | Articles | Sujeev Shakya
CONTEXT Private Sector in Nepal: Following the restoration of peace and the establishment of liberal economic policies in the 1990s, there have been years of sustained private sector expansion in the country. The Nepali private sector contributed about 80% of the economy’s gross fixed capital form...

Facing a Second Wave of COVID-19 in Sri Lanka: Economic Cost of a Lockdown Strategy

08.27.2020 | Articles | Deshal de Mel, Anushan Kapilan
Background Sri Lanka is currently in the post-lockdown stage of the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to the surge in the number of infections in mid-March, the country was forced into a complete lockdown with all-day curfews-imposed island wide. The lockdown was in place for a period of nearly two months. Cur...
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