Social protection programs need to be strengthened and expanded across Asia to prepare for the impacts of climate change.
Amir is an economist and social sector specialist at the ADB, having joined as a Young Professional (YP) in 2018. He has extensive experience working on the design, development and evaluation of social protection, human development, and women’s empowerment projects. Amir leads social policy dialogue with governments in Asia and the Pacific as well as the preparation and implementation of ADB loan and technical assistance projects designed to address poverty and vulnerability. His research and operational experience has focused on social assistance and cash transfers, economic inclusion (graduation) programs, basic education, and the use of digital technology solutions to improve public service delivery. Prior to joining the ADB, Amir worked at the International Food Policy Research Institute as an applied microeconomist on a series of social protection, health, nutrition, and education initiatives. Amir holds undergraduate degrees in Economics and Finance from the Australian National University and a Master of Public Policy, specializing in applied microeconomics and international development, from Georgetown University.
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მილიონობით ოჯახი, რომელიც კოვიდ-19-ის გავრცელებამდეც ღარიბი და დაუცველი იყო, ახლა დილემის წინაშე დგას — როგორ იკვებონ, იმკურნალონ და უბრალოდ გადარჩნენ. ჩვენ ვალდებულნი ვართ დაუყოვნებლივ ვიმოქმედოთ და დავიცვათ ისინი, ვისაც ახლა ეს ყველაზე მეტად სჭირდება.
Millions of families who were already poor and vulnerable before the COVID-19 outbreak face impossible decisions about food, healthcare, and survival. We have a responsibility to act immediately and protect those most in need.