Policy Briefs for the Global Solution Summit 2022

e-Governance in the Post-Pandemic Era: How Technology is Changing the Landscape Lead Institution: The Institute for Policy, Advocacy, and Governance (IPAG) is an independent, international think tank with focus on economic development & trade, technology & innovation, sustainable development and climate change, energy & environment, international relations & strategic affairs, migration & settlement. Social media:… Read More

China’s trade tactics are winning out over US diplomacy and military might in Southeast Asia

Syed Munir Khasru                                                                                                         … Read More

COP26 pledges need a new climate of cooperation

Syed Munir Khasru                                                                                                         … Read More

Can Indonesia and India get the G-20 to walk the talk?

Both Asian members are positioned in the next two years to get the forum to pay more heed to the Global South’s needs Syed Munir Khasru                                                           … Read More

Policy Brief for G20 Leadership Summit 2021, Oct 30-31, Rome, Italy

Policy Brief on Paradigm Shift in Development Strategy in the Digital Age Abstract   The COVID-19 pandemic has amplified the significance of digital technologies, with expectations of benefits growing in terms of ensuring basic services like employment, education, healthcare, coping with mobility restrictions etc. While much of the world has availed itself of the benefits,… Read More

South Asia’s emerging digital transformation

Syed Munir Khasru August 7, 2021 There is evidence that the region’s post-pandemic adoption to digital life will shape its future prosperity. COVID-19 has forced South Asia to take a quantum leap in digitalisation. The shift to remote work and education has propelled an unprecedented spike in Internet penetration, with even smaller nations such as… Read More

Amid a pandemic, Tokyo Olympics is a disaster waiting to happen

The decision by Japan and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to hold the summer Olympics, which starts on July 23, continues to be controversial due to the health risks posed by Covid-19 to all the participants. The world’s best athletes are being left at the mercy of a government and an international organisation that are supposed… Read More

Policy Briefs for the Global Solution Summit 2021

  IPAG is a member of the Council for Global Problem Solving (CGP), based in Berlin, Germany, which an exclusive consortium of world-class think tanks and research institutions. It is the intellectual core of the Global Solutions Initiative which makes policy recommendations to the G20, G7, and other global governance bodies. For Global Solutions Summit… Read More

The key to Asean’s post-pandemic recovery is digital transformation

  The pandemic has accelerated Southeast Asia’s adoption of e-commerce, which holds great economic potential But, for the region to become a major digital economy, gaps in infrastructure, access, inclusion, skills and policy must be addressed The coronavirus pandemic has accelerated Asean’s digital transformation at an unprecedented scale and speed. With bricks-and-mortar businesses in Southeast… Read More

Policy Brief for the German Presidency

Germany took over the helm of Presidency of the European Council on July 1, 2020 at a critical time with the EU facing manifold challenges of COVID 19 pandemic as well as significant domestic and global issues. Against such background, the EU recovery plan, adopted by the 27 EU member states at the Special European… Read More