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In Thailand and Indonesia, our partner, CoST – the Infrastructure Transparency Project, is increasingly working with national and regional authorities to publish data on infrastructure projects. As of June 2021, data from more than 1.200 infrastructure projects were disclosed by Thai authorities following the CoST methodology.

Posted on July 15, 2021

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The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) joined hands with Thailand’s Federation of Business Professional Women (FBPW) to organize a two-day online workshop, the first of the “Women Leadership in Business Integrity” initiative. The workshop took place on 22nd and 24th June, providing practical tools to a selected group of FBPW members to promote good governance and business integrity in their companies. The aim is to pave the way for the creation of a network of women business leaders…

Posted on June 24, 2021

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As part of the “Promoting a Fair Business Environment in ASEAN” project, UNDP seeks to promote business integrity and encourage responsible business practices by engaging directly with the private sector and facilitate dialogues between the various stakeholders, including with governments and civil society. To help guide this effort, the project has invited corporate governance and sustainability experts to join the “Private Sector Advisory Group” (PSAG) to advise UNDP on its engagement in this…

Posted on May 13, 2021

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Since early 2020, the world has been facing one of the biggest global crises in decades, caused by the sudden and rapid spread of Covid-19. Isolation measures, lockdowns and restrictions have presented huge challenges for companies, compounded by economic uncertainty. Southeast Asia is one of the regions where businesses have loaded up on debt and few have a clear picture on how the pandemic will affect their business operations over the coming months and years.

Posted on March 29, 2021

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Advancing gender equality across all levels of society is key to “building forward better”. A fair business environment will only be achieved when barriers that women face to access and thrive in the workplace are removed. The distinguished speakers told their stories as business leaders in ASEAN of companies at the forefront of diversity and inclusion, members of women’s business associations, and government representatives.

Posted on March 8, 2021