The natural resources that draw tourists to coastal and marine zones underpin the economies of most small island developing states and coastal destinations and provide myriad contributions to economic growth and human wellbeing. Yet, the health and beauty of these ecosystems –  the very thing that draws people to coastal and marine destinations continues to […]


Global Plan to Finance the UN Sustainable Development Goals Urgently Needed Says New SDSN Report Paris, 02 June 2022 – Today, the Sustainable Development Report (SDR), including the SDG Index and Dashboards which track progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), was released. The report shows that multiple and simultaneous international crises have halted progress […]

Unlocking the Economic Potential of the Tourism Industry Post-COVID-19

Unlocking the Economic Potential of the Tourism Industry Post-COVID-19: Proceedings of the ADB–Asian Think Tank Development Forum 2021 This publication summarizes presentations and discussions from the ADB–Asian Think Tank Development Forum, which was held in November 2021 on the topic of unlocking the economic potential of the tourism industry post-COVID-19. Tourism generates significant flows of […]

Sustainable Tourism after Covid-19

  Sustainable Tourism after Covid-19 This publication examines tourism in Asia and the Pacific, the impacts on it of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, and how it might be reset to contribute more effectively to the Sustainable Development Goals. The report highlights six pathways for promoting systemic change in the sector: a value-driven approach, decarbonization, […]

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