The region’s poor and working classes are bearing the brunt of economic fallout from the latest wave of COVID-19. Long-term social protection schemes could help reduce impacts moving forward.
As Thailand shut down its economy over COVID-19, the country has seen a spike in suicide attempts, highlighting the country’s deep inequality and points to the need for reform.
As COVID-19 will drive up poverty rates in ASEAN, affecting some countries more than others, experts are worried it could undo years of hard work.
More than one in five Filipinos live in poverty. That number is decreasing. The government has put in place several schemes to reduce poverty. Are they working?
Najib claims his government has reduced poverty in Malaysia. In reality, the country is approaching a crisis.
Duterte has made little progress in solving the main issues affecting the Philippines population. It is about time he acted on his pre-election discourse.
The Philippines has made significant strides in improving the lives of women. Yet, reality shows they remain vulnerable and oppressed.
Despite claims of progress and reform, East Timor’s government is not putting the needs of its population first in planning for a future without oil propping up its economy. That decision blights the lives of many ordinary citizens.
Rural Cambodians make up almost 80% of the population but, unlike their fellow countrymen in the cities, are held back with poor or limited public services and a lack of transparency in government policies.
Facebook0TwitterReddit0LinkedinemailDuterte has dedicated the first months of his presidency to his war on drugs, but with poverty at its highest level in over a decade,…