December 17, 2020
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.
November 14, 2020
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.
February 16, 2018
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.
October 29, 2016
Collaborating for Greater Energy Access in the Asia-Pacific
By Shamshad Akhtar
Better access to energy is closely linked to poverty eradication.
October 20, 2015
India’s Deadliest Epidemic
By Zigor Aldama and Miguel Candela
More than 300,000 Indian farmers have killed themselves since agriculture was liberalized.
September 16, 2015
Boxing and Pageants in the Philippines
By Shivaji Das
Two very different paths, taken with very similar dreams.
August 12, 2014
Vietnam: Tourism Transforming Women’s Lives
By Kim Megson
The Hmong women of Sa Pa are being empowered by the opportunities offered by tourism.
May 01, 2014
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.
March 04, 2014
India’s Growing Urban Poverty Crisis
By Ram Mashru
India's efforts to fight urban poverty have been lacking.
February 26, 2014
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.
January 17, 2014
No, Welfare Can’t Solve Terrorism
By Zachary Keck
John Kerry’s claim that poverty causes terrorism underscores America’s continued failure to understand terrorists.
November 05, 2013
Cambodia: Life in Hell
Near the country’s most famous tourist destination, some 300 people live in the direst conditions imaginable.