Stefan’s work includes building statistical capacity in ADB’s developing member economies and using new digital technologies to improve databases He also creates knowledge products, including statistical flagship publications. Prior to joining ADB, Stefan was a Statistical Officer at the EU’s Eurostat in Luxembourg. There he was responsible for business statistics and the preparation of reports. He was a Senior Economist and Statistician at the German Central Bank (Deutsche Bundesbank) in Germany responsible for general economic statistics. Stefan was a lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences Mainz in Germany. He started his career at HSBC Trinkaus and Burkhardt AG in Germany.
The pandemic has increased malnutrition rates in many parts of Asia and the Pacific. Direct food assistance to the poor and programmes that benefit farmers are being used to address the problem