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May 03, 2020

A “New Deal” for Informal Workers in Asia

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Full or partial lockdowns to curb the spread of COVID-19 are having crippling effects on businesses and workers across Asia, as elsewhere. Among the most vulnerable of the workers are the ones working in part-time and temporary jobs without social insurance, and in sectors of the economy that are neither taxed, nor regulated by any form of government.

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Apr 25, 2020

Human-Centered Leadership in Stressful Times

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Leadership requires split attention and constant multi-tasking, so offering undivided attention is especially challenging. “Simone Weil said, ‘Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity’ — offering undivided attention is a gift, and it is also a practice,” McGarvey says.

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Apr 24, 2020

A Post-Coronavirus Recovery in Asia—Extending a “Whatever it Takes” Lifeline to Small Businesses

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Asia was hit hard by the first wave of the coronavirus, as the sudden stop in activity struck households and firms simultaneously—first in China, then elsewhere in Asia, and now globally. Policymakers responded swiftly with aggressive spending to support the medical response and vulnerable households and firms. And central banks took swift actions to expand liquidity.

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Apr 23, 2020

How to Help, Not Hinder Global Growth

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As the G-20 finance ministers and central bank governors gather this week in Fukuoka, they can take inspiration from their host city. Known as Japan’s “startup city,” Fukuoka has flourished in recent decades by embracing trade, innovation, and openness.

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Apr 23, 2020

A Global Crisis Like No Other Needs a Global Response Like No Other

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I have been saying for a while that this is a “crisis like no other.” It is:

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