Featured: Immunization

To end the pandemic, countries need to achieve population immunity through vaccination. Photo credit: ADB.

Digital tools may be used to overcome challenges in planning, logistics management, vaccination administration, and immunization monitoring.

When a vaccine becomes available, priority will be given to health workers. Photo credit: ADB.

Advance country preparation and global collaboration are crucial to the efficient, effective, and equitable delivery of the future vaccine.

Regional cooperation can facilitate data sharing and harmonization of regulatory policies among countries to ensure the timely delivery of vaccines. Photo credit: ADB.

Large-scale vaccination requires a comprehensive strategy, infrastructure, human resources, monitoring systems, and a receptive public.


SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

The job market for the youth has been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and young workers have been particularly hit hard. Photo credit: ADB.

Large-scale and youth-targeted government policies can mitigate the short- and long-term impacts of the COVID-19 crisis on youth employment in Asia.

In Asia, many women in the garments industry lost their jobs when businesses halted operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo credit: ADB.

Understanding the impact of COVID-19 on women can help policy makers design gender-sensitive measures as part of their economic recovery plan.

Policies must reduce gray areas in employment safety and facilitate the reentry into the workforce of those who lost their jobs due to COVID-19. Photo credit: Korea Institute of Finance.

Policy makers must improve labor market conditions and reduce employment uncertainties as part of their economic stimulus plans.