Aside from the expected economic discussions, leaders attending this week's APEC summit stressed the need to tackle two of the most important global development issues to date: the Sustainable Development Goals and climate change. Devex was on the ground in Manila.

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  • Lean Alfred Santos

    Lean Alfred Santos is a former Devex development reporter focusing on the development community in Asia-Pacific, including major players such as the Asian Development Bank and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. He previously covered Philippine and international business and economic news, sports and politics.