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.
Art works on poverty measurement theory and Sustainable Development Goals indicators. Before joining ADB, he was a Research Fellow at the University of Queensland in Australia, where he also received his PhD in Social Statistics.
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The pandemic is putting pressure on small enterprises, which are disproportionately owned or controlled by men. The right policies could help close the gender gap.
Without the right policies and programs, Asia’s poorest people could suffer needlessly as economies bounce back after the pandemic.
Innovative, new methods are needed to estimate poverty due to the high costs and long time frame of traditional methods.
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.
Parental characteristics are not the sole determining factor of one’s future mobility prospects in Asia and the Pacific.
Trade services are a viable alternative to keep low-skilled workers out of poverty in middle-income countries.