Illicit Sale of Kidneys is Thriving in Assam
By Rajeev Bhattacharya
Demand for kidneys far exceeds supply, creating a thriving Indian black market in the vital organs.
The Challenging Results of China’s New Anti-Poverty Campaign
By Amitai Etzioni
It’s not as simple as some critics might have you believe.
The New Poor: ASEAN Tackles the Challenge of Rising Inequalities
By Puja Dutta, Deepali Khanna and Nicola Nixon
The pandemic worsened an already precarious situation for many largely due to gaps in social protection systems.
In 2020, Strides and Setbacks in Uzbekistan’s Battle Against Poverty
By Ezoza Yakvalkhodjieva
Uzbekistan’s battle against poverty has finally begun, after moving on from a policy of denial in the Karimov era, but it’s no easy task.
Why the Laos Wage Hike Debate Matters
By Erin Cook
A closer look at an important issue for one of the region's poorest countries.
Collaborating for Greater Energy Access in the Asia-Pacific
By Shamshad Akhtar
Better access to energy is closely linked to poverty eradication.
India’s Deadliest Epidemic
By Zigor Aldama and Miguel Candela
More than 300,000 Indian farmers have killed themselves since agriculture was liberalized.
Boxing and Pageants in the Philippines
By Shivaji Das
Two very different paths, taken with very similar dreams.
Vietnam: Tourism Transforming Women’s Lives
By Kim Megson
The Hmong women of Sa Pa are being empowered by the opportunities offered by tourism.
World Bank: India Overtakes Japan as World's Third Largest Economy
By Ankit Panda
In purchasing power parity (PPP) terms, India is now the world's third largest economy -- surpassing Japan.
India’s Growing Urban Poverty Crisis
By Ram Mashru
India's efforts to fight urban poverty have been lacking.
The Bricks of Wrath: India’s Migrant Workers
By Arjun Claire
Migrant workers in Indian cities face a bleak future, but one organization is trying to bring hope.