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Small store selling masks and alcohol

Helping SMEs Bounce Back from COVID-19

July 12, 2020

Aside from improved access to credit and other financial support, businesses also need support navigating a changing business environment. 

A plane with only a few passengers leaves for Bali, Indonesia in March 2020. Photo credit: iStock/Agustin Elejalde

Are Travel Bubbles the Answer to Get Economies Moving?

July 10, 2020
To boost tourism and the economy, people will be allowed to travel between virus-free zones and will not be subject to quarantine.
Businessman thinking. Photo credit: iStock/Kong Ding Chek

How to Avoid a Cash Crunch during the Pandemic

July 06, 2020
Take advantage of government aid and incentives, maximize cash inflows, and keep expenses down.
Commuters wear a face mask and practice social distancing at the MRT station in Kuala Lumpur. iStock/razaklatif

BIMP-EAGA Countries Cautiously Reopen to a New Normal

July 01, 2020
The easing of travel restrictions is expected to help revive economies battered by the COVID-19 pandemic.
A boat arriving in Palawan.

Kickstart Tourism by Promoting Staycations and Domestic Travel

June 26, 2020
Recovery from the COVID-19 crisis will likely be led by domestic tourism, particularly in countries where local tourists spend more than foreigners.
A woman delivers groceries to a homeowner while on lockdown.

Advice for SMEs: Look for Opportunities from the Pandemic

June 16, 2020
Small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) need to look at opportunities, not just the threats posed by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.
Photo credit: Department of Fisheries Sabah

5 Success Stories of Good Agricultural Practices from Malaysia

June 17, 2020
GAP certification supports sustainable livelihoods for farmers and fisherfolk.
The green sea turtle starts life as a tiny hatchling on a beach. If it survives, it can grow up to 5 feet long and help keep seagrass beds and coral reefs healthy. Photo credit: iStock/Jao Cuyos.

A Sanctuary for Green Sea Turtles in Southeast Asia

May 22, 2020
Every year, more than 2,000 green sea turtles make their way to the Turtle Islands in the southernmost tip of the Philippines to lay their eggs.
masks in meeting

5 Practical Ways to Give SMEs a Fighting Chance against COVID-19

May 22, 2020
To have a fighting chance against COVID-19, BIMP-EAGA SMEs should consider alternative sources of credit, constantly review business plans, jump online, innovate, and embrace the “new normal.”
The Batu Puteh community has restored more than 900 hectares of critical rainforest habitat along the Kinabatangan Wildlife Corridor and has planted more than 300,000 trees.

Saving Trees Is Second Nature to This Tourism Cooperative

May 14, 2020
The Batu Puteh community along Malaysia’s Kinabatangan River serves as a model for sustainable practices in tourism and natural resources management.