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Sabah Gets Ready for a Revival in Tourism

May 11, 2021

Domestic promotions, new destinations, and infrastructure upgrades are expected to bring tourism back on its feet.
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Southeast Asian Economies to Grow 4.4% in 2021 amid COVID-19

April 29, 2021

The Asian Development Bank sees the trade-dependent region tracking developments in the global economy, buoyed by mass vaccinations and fiscal and monetary stimulus.
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BIMP-EAGA Senior Officials Assess Targets and Accomplishments ahead of Mid-Term Review

April 29, 2021

A mid-term review of accomplishments under Vision 2025 is slated this year in preparation for the next ministerial meeting and leaders' summit.
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Hunting for a Unicorn Startup in BIMP-EAGA

April 23, 2021

Helping startups flourish requires not just a host of measures but a change in mindset.
ADB’s COVID-19 emergency support will enable Cisarua hire more women as door-to-door sales agents under its Miss Cimory program. Photo credit: ADB/Cimory.

Why COVID-19 Support for Agribusiness Is Important

April 22, 2021

Liquidity support for a dairy manufacturer in Indonesia preserves farmers’ livelihoods and creates jobs for women during the pandemic.
Mechatronics students in Indonesia work on their soccer-bots. Photo credit: ADB.

A 4IR-Ready Workforce May Be the Key to Faster Business Recovery

April 13, 2021

Research in Southeast Asia shows large potential returns to businesses arising from productivity increases, creating 169 million jobs by 2030.
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Enhancing Logistics Supports Brunei’s Economic Diversification

April 13, 2021

Improving market competition can help enhance the efficiency of the logistics sector in Brunei Darussalam and support efforts to diversify its economy.
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Plastic Fantastic: How Recycling Can Unlock Billions for BIMP-EAGA Economies

March 31, 2021

Right interventions, including better sorting, setting recycled content targets, and restricting disposal in landfills, among others, are key, says World Bank study.
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Breaking Down Barriers in the Logistics Industry in the Philippines

March 31, 2021

An OECD report recommends measures to enhance competition and market entry in the logistics sector for freight transport, freight forwarding, and value-added services.
The ASEAN Catalytic Green Finance Facility is supporting the recently approved sustainable transport project EDSA Greenways in the Philippines. Photo credit: ADB.

What Is the Green Recovery Program in Southeast Asia?

March 30, 2021

ASEAN plans to build back cleaner after COVID-19 by investing in sustainable transport, clean energy, and low-carbon agriculture.