Policy Advice to Asia in the COVID-19 Era

Author/Editor:

Changyong Rhee ; Katsiaryna Svirydzenka

Publication Date:

March 5, 2021

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

The Asia-Pacific region was the first to be hit by the COVID-19 pandemic; it put a strain on its people and economies, and policymaking became exceptionally difficult. This departmental paper contains the assessment of the key challenges facing Asia at this critical juncture and policy advice to the region both to address the current challenges and to build the foundations for a more sustainable and inclusive future. The paper focuses on (1) adjusting to the COVID-19 shock, (2) using unconventional policies when policy space is limited, (3) dealing with debt, and (4) helping the vulnerable and greening the recovery. The paper first presents the different ways countries are adjusting to the COVID-19 shock.

Series:

Departmental Paper No. 2021/004

Subject:

Frequency:

occasional

English

Publication Date:

March 5, 2021

ISBN/ISSN:

9781513566597/2616-5333

Stock No:

PATACEEA

Format:

Paper

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