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The Importance of ‘Where’ in Revitalization Strategies for Nepal — Part 2

08.13.2020 | Articles | Paul Lundberg, Indra Sharan KC
SUMMARY National policies and programs are necessary to provide immediate relief to the people of Nepal. Care must be taken, however, to match policy to reality because extreme diversity in the economic potential of individual places characterizes the Nepali landscape. Although over two-thirds of th...

Bangladesh In the Shadow of COVID-19

08.12.2020 | Articles | Ali Riaz
INTRODUCTION Bangladesh has been experiencing a slow and incremental process of democratic backsliding since 2011, particularly after the one-sided election in 2014. Now it has joined the bandwagon of countries experiencing a dramatic decline in civil rights and freedom of expression in the wake of ...

Indonesia in Post COVID-19 Global Value Chain Restructuring

08.10.2020 | Articles | Andree Surianta
INTRODUCTION Amidst the unfolding pandemic, governments across the world are struggling to find ways to keep their economies afloat. As corporations switch to survival mode, market liquidity is draining rapidly and this is expected to drag international trade and investment down by over 30% (WTO 202...

Stalling the Pandemic of Corruption

08.07.2020 | Articles | Sujeev Shakya
Introduction On June 6, 2020, a frustrated young Nepali started a Facebook page entitled ‘Enough Is Enough.’ His frustrations were with government apathy towards the COVID 19 pandemic and continuous political wrangling, nationalistic jingoism in the form of redrawing maps, and corruption in gove...

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 ...
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