Melinda Martinus

Melinda Martinus is the Lead Researcher in Socio-cultural Affairs at the ASEAN Studies Centre, ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute.

Articles by Melinda Martinus (5)

The State of Southeast Asia Survey

ASEAN Enjoys Leadership Gains Amid the Coronavirus

Melinda Martinus

ASEAN has done pretty well in the regional leadership stakes, according to the 2021 State of Southeast Asia Survey.

A motorcyclist rides through a muddy street in Marikina City, suburban Manila, on November 13, 2020, a day after Typhoon Vamco hit the capital area bringing heavy rains and flooding. (Photo: Ted Aljibe, AFP)

ASEAN Sustainable Development Goals: Notable, But More Can Be Done

Melinda Martinus

ASEAN member states have made notable achievements in attaining their Sustainable Development Goals, but more needs to be done in areas such as environmental sustainability.

Digital Payments Can Accelerate Master Plan for ASEAN Connectivity

Melinda Martinus

Digital payment systems have proliferated across Southeast Asia, thanks to various platforms provided by banks, ride-hailing apps and fintech firms. For such payments to truly take off, the region needs to work on facilitating cross-border transactions.

ASEAN Cities: Putting the Smarts into the Fight Against Covid-19

Melinda Martinus

ASEAN governments and companies are harnessing the power of smart technologies to fight the Covid-19 pandemic. Given future challenges, small and local interventions will be vital.

ASEAN Cities: The Rise of Paradiplomacy

Melinda Martinus

City governments around the world, in particular in Southeast Asia, have been forming multilateral platforms to tackle issues of climate change and income disparity.