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To cope with the pandemic, Asia’s poor are missing meals and selling their assets. Governments need to target policies toward the most vulnerable in order to stave off long-term damaging impacts.
Collecting panel data is not cheap, but definitely value for money.
Collecting sex-disaggregated data on asset ownership is an important step in achieving gender equality and empowerment of women and girls in Asia and the Pacific.
Trade services are a viable alternative to keep low-skilled workers out of poverty in middle-income countries.
Without the right policies and programs, Asia’s poorest people could suffer needlessly as economies bounce back after the pandemic.
Parental characteristics are not the sole determining factor of one’s future mobility prospects in Asia and the Pacific.
Innovative, new methods are needed to estimate poverty due to the high costs and long time frame of traditional methods.