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Road map for a strong Asia Pacific recovery

Creativity and innovation can turn the region's challenges into opportunities

| Southeast Asia
The COVID-19 pandemic will change many paradigms, with global implications.   © Reuters

Alfonso Garcia Mora is vice president of Asia Pacific at IFC, the largest global development organization focused on the private sector in developing countries.

The COVID-19 pandemic reminds me of how earthquakes happen. Tectonic plates shift over time, with occasional large quakes redefining the Earth's contours and forcing us to rebuild. We are in a similar situation now. We need to be resilient and bounce forward, especially in Asia.

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