How can Emerging Asia escape a post-COVID inequality trap?

The uneven impact of the global health crisis on Emerging Asia has challenged real disposable incomes and hit the region’s poorest the hardest.

How COVID-19 Pushed 4.7 million More People in Southeast Asia into Extreme Poverty

Two years after the pandemic began, the report says growth prospects are brighter for economies with widespread technology adoption, resilient merchandise exports, or rich natural resources

Insights into the impact of COVID-19 on Thailand’s households

In April 2020, the Thai government passed a 1 trillion baht borrowing decree to address health needs, provide relief, and economic recovery. An estimated 44 million Thais have benefitted from this social assistance and social insurance programs during the pandemic.

Covid-19, poverty, social protection and the Thai economy

More than half of workers in Thailand are informal, meaning they are not covered by a social security scheme and are particularly vulnerable.

Corruption Feeding Poverty, Halting Social Development

A senior United Nations official says corruption across Asia is undermining efforts to fight poverty and reduce income disparities

Thailand’s land reform proposal to fight poverty

A land reform proposal submitted by the Anand Panyarachun committee with little political fanfare stands to test government, academics and civil society to look back on long-forgotten problems, one of which is the poverty associated with being landless