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Cultural dancers performing during the first Budayaw Festival in Mindanao.

4th Budayaw Festival Slated on 1–5 September in Makassar

August 24, 2023

After going virtual in 2021 due to the pandemic, BIMP-EAGA’s signature cultural festival is returning as an in-person event.
People milling around a market in Indonesia.

Indonesia Targets MSMEs and Local Communities in West Kalimantan for Financial Inclusion Drive

August 11, 2023

The move is part of a national initiative to aggressively push for financial literacy.
Female students using computers during class in the Philippines.

How the Philippines Is Helping Tech Startups

July 27, 2023

Two landmark laws enacted in 2019 defined national policy to foster the growth of startups, in turn, spurring the development of the ecosystem.
BIMP-EAGA family photo

BIMP-EAGA Leaders Look for New Growth Pathways beyond 2025

May 14, 2023

The leaders touted BIMP-EAGA’s achievements and resilience after almost 3 decades of cooperation.
University students of the Institut Teknologi Bandung learn computer skills during IT class. Photo credit: ADB.

3rd BIMP-EAGA TVET Conference to be Held in Kuching in March

February 23, 2023

The conference will focus on how TVET can drive innovation and talent development in the subregion.
Migrant workers from Malaysia arriving in Cambodia.

ASEAN Steps Up Efforts to Widen Social Security Coverage for Migrant Workers

December 06, 2022

At the Cambodia summit, leaders agreed to develop a roadmap of regional actions to implement social security portability by 2030.
Students attending a computer class in Indonesia.

Here Is How Employers in Asia–Pacific Are Hiring in the Digital Age

November 14, 2022

Education systems need retooling to meet the growing demand for higher digital skills.
School children attend to their daily routine under the mentorship of volunteer teachers.  Photo credit: ADB.

Steps and Strategies for Recovering Learning Losses in Southeast Asia

September 21, 2022

Two policy briefs give recommendations on how to accelerate learning after the unprecedented disruption to education during the pandemic.
Women lining up for food relief in Sulu, Mindanao.

Asia–Pacific Needs to ‘Build Forward Fairer’ as It Faces Inequality Pandemic

April 22, 2022

A United Nations report prescribes more investments in health care, education, and social protection and mobilizing central banks to support inclusive growth.
Young students wait outside their classroom in Mindanao. Photo credit: Asian Development Bank.

Southeast Asia Prepares for the Safe Reopening of Schools and Future Disruptions

May 03, 2022

An ASEAN policy brief provides immediate and long-term strategies to recover learning losses and make schools more resilient to shocks.