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Post-Pandemic Recovery and the Plight of ASEAN’s Migrant Workers
November 03, 2022

Post-Pandemic Recovery and the Plight of ASEAN’s Migrant Workers

By Thong Sariputta
Migrant laborers were among the hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. The region needs a long-term plan to support them.

Why ASEAN’s ‘Travel Corridor’ Falls Short for the Region’s Migrant Workers
May 06, 2022

Why ASEAN’s ‘Travel Corridor’ Falls Short for the Region’s Migrant Workers

By Thong Sariputta
As the case of Cambodia shows, the bloc’s new framework agreement fails to address the factors driving undocumented migration in Southeast Asia.
Addressing the Southeast Asian Food Security Vulnerabilities Exposed by COVID-19
February 10, 2022

Addressing the Southeast Asian Food Security Vulnerabilities Exposed by COVID-19

By Mark S. Cogan and Paul D. Scott
The pandemic has highlighted just how precarious the region's food supplies are.

How Energy is Aiding ASEAN’s Post-Pandemic Recovery
January 21, 2022

How Energy is Aiding ASEAN’s Post-Pandemic Recovery

By Helena Aurellia and Gabriella Ienanto
The energy sector is in a good position to drive ASEAN's recovery and its transition to a greener economy.

Omicron Variant Threatens to Upend Southeast Asia’s COVID-19 Recovery
December 02, 2021

Omicron Variant Threatens to Upend Southeast Asia’s COVID-19 Recovery

By Sebastian Strangio
After a challenging year, the region's governments have ample reason to take the emergence of the new strain seriously.

Can the COVID-19 Playbook Prepare Nations For the Next Pandemic?
October 19, 2021

Can the COVID-19 Playbook Prepare Nations For the Next Pandemic?

By Alifah Zainuddin
The fight against the coronavirus pandemic is often likened to a war, and every war needs a plan.

Window for Southeast Asian Climate Action Narrowing: Report
October 01, 2021

Window for Southeast Asian Climate Action Narrowing: Report

By Sebastian Strangio
The COVID-19 pandemic has provided a rare opportunity for the region to embark on a transition to greener forms of energy.
Low Vaccination Rates are Hurting Southeast Asia’s Economy: ADB
September 22, 2021

Low Vaccination Rates are Hurting Southeast Asia’s Economy: ADB

By Sebastian Strangio
According to the bank, the uneven progress of vaccinations is "contributing to the divergence of growth paths in developing Asia."

In Southeast Asia, Privatized Vaccination Schemes Gain Traction
September 20, 2021

In Southeast Asia, Privatized Vaccination Schemes Gain Traction

By Simon Tran Hudes and Estey Chen
Governments struggling with under-capacity have turned to the private sector for assistance in distributing vaccines.

Rethinking Social Protection Programs: Cambodian Migrant Workers Deserve Better
September 16, 2021

Rethinking Social Protection Programs: Cambodian Migrant Workers Deserve Better

By Try Sophea
COVID-19 has imposed a particularly heavy burden on Southeast Asia's thousands of undocumented migrant workers.

Southeast Asia Nations Plan To ‘Live With Virus’ As Delta Surges
September 07, 2021

Southeast Asia Nations Plan To ‘Live With Virus’ As Delta Surges

By Alifah Zainuddin
More developing countries in Southeast Asia are looking ahead to living with the virus. But can they afford to pay the price?
Southeast Asia Facing ‘Critical’ Weeks in COVID-19 Fight: Red Cross
August 19, 2021

Southeast Asia Facing ‘Critical’ Weeks in COVID-19 Fight: Red Cross

By Sebastian Strangio
In recent weeks, the region has seen more than twice as many deaths from the coronavirus than North America.

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