For many of Indonesia’s urban poor who work in the informal sector, social distancing is nearly impossible if they want to maintain their income. Two key policies can help.
With the impacts of the pandemic on food and nutrition being felt around the region, planning is needed to avoid higher food prices, decreased nutrition and reduced food security.
The graduation approach provides a sequenced intervention designed to overcome multiple barriers that prevent the extreme poor from breaking out of poverty.
Carefully designed social programs offer the best chance to avoid corruption, inefficiency and other governance problems.
Today’s gig economy has profound implications for the workers’ social protection schemes of tomorrow.
Here’s how Asian countries can come up with the money to fund better social safety nets for their people.
Blockchain can provide a secure, transparent, and verifiable mechanism to establish provable good faith in insurance transactions.
Asian countries need to prepare for the potential demographic tax that accompanies gradual population aging.
Disaster-prone countries should get ahead of the curve and set aside funds for disasters – before they happen.