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Curtis S Chin and Jose B Collazo

Curtis S Chin, a former US ambassador to the Asian Development Bank, is managing director of advisory firm RiverPeak Group, LLC. Jose B Collazo is a Southeast Asia analyst and project consultant at RiverPeak Group. Follow them on Twitter at @curtisschin and @josebcollazo.

Hello 2022! Bid a Final Good-Bye to Asia’s Worst to Best, 2021

Published On: January 1, 2022 11:00 AM NPT By: Curtis S Chin and Jose B Collazo

Even as Covid-19 continues to impact livelihoods and economies in Nepal and across south Asia, every new year brings with it hope, challenge and opportunity.

Who had it "bad" and who had it "good" in Asia in 2020?

Published On: January 1, 2021 07:30 AM NPT By: Curtis S Chin and Jose B Collazo

The Asian Development Bank projects that the coronavirus could push 160 million more into poverty across Asia. The region’s poverty rate will increase for the first time in 20 years, according to the World Bank.