Featured: Reviving Tourism

Activating theme-based, cross-border circuits can help BIMSTEC tourism recover from the impacts of COVID-19.  

Real-time data is critical for reopening borders, managing destinations, and for the industry to build back better from the crisis.

Adopt a risk-based and phased approach toward recovery and enhance public–private collaboration to ensure safe and seamless travel.



Goal 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

Demographic changes, such as population aging in East Asia, will affect productivity and competitiveness and shape how innovation is created.

Less developed countries can take advantage of increased talent flows in the region in expanding their “brain network.”

Policies should foster vibrant start-up ecosystems, enabled by foundational technologies, such as cloud computing.