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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.

September 02, 2013

China and India: Mirror Images?

Beijing and Delhi complement each other nicely. While China has development down, India excels at the political.

April 20, 2013

Asia Winning War on Poverty

A new World Bank note finds that Asian countries have reduced the number of people living in poverty — but work remains.

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