REFSA researcher Jaideep Singh unpacks the agreement to show that RCEP is a small step forward that mostly consolidates regional rules rather than a giant leap for trade and growth. Read the full report to find out more.
We outline different frameworks to structure the reopening of the economy in a manner that is safe, responsible and based on science and data in order to boost consumer confidence.
In #ProjekMuhibah Strategy 3, we propose a comprehensive strategy for governments to raise fiscal spending and provide immediate economic assistance to those hit-hardest by the pandemic.
Malaysia should tailor dynamic SOPs for different sectors and spaces using science and data-driven approaches. Read our full #ProjekMuhibah strategy 2 here.
Instead of blanket lockdowns, REFSA proposes #ProjekMuhibah Policy 1, which comprises a targeted Find, Test, Trace, Isolate, Support and Vaccinate (FTTISV) framework.
How can the nation tackle the immediate challenges we face right here, right now? Here, we introduce 10 strategies on how to save jobs and revive the economy. Stay tuned as we release the policies in the coming weeks.
Based on a survey carried out at the height of the COVID-19 crisis in May 2020, this report highlights the impact of COVID-19 and the ensuing lockdowns on Malaysian youth. It is found that the youth are more vulnerable, with different age groups of youth experiencing different difficulties. Read the full report to find out more.
Budget 2021 will need to incorporate measures to ensure the survival of the economy in the short term, while balancing this with the creation of good jobs and a stronger social safety net, to lay the foundations for a dynamic economy in the future.
In Part 2 of this series, using lessons gleaned from the Australian and Canadian senates, this paper critically analyse Malaysia’s Dewan Negara and explores options for reforms as well as challenges to their implementation.
We will see an increase in unemployment based on work experience and skills, especially abroad. With the slowing economic growth due to #COVID19, the government needs to do something beyond saving jobs alone.