ADB statisticians Arturo Martinez Jr. and Joseph Albert Nino Bulan answer questions on how the increased cost of living crisis threatens to push many back into poverty in Asia and the Pacific, based on their research for Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific 2023.
亚洲开发银行两位统计师阿图罗·马丁内斯（Arturo Martinez）和约瑟夫·布兰（Joseph Bulan）根据其为《2022年亚太地区关键指标》所作的研究，解答了关于疫情如何影响到亚洲贫困人口的问题。
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.
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.