Haidy Ear-Dupuy

Senior Social Development Specialist (Core Labor Standards), Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department, ADB

Haidy supports the review of ADB financed projects to ensure core labor standards are implemented according to ADB’s social protection requirement. She coordinates and contributes to ADB’s internal and external engagement on labor related issues. Before joining ADB, she worked with World Vision Cambodia as Director of Advocacy and Communications on child protection, child labor, anti-human trafficking, food security, governance, and social justice. A US national, she holds two masters in both Economics and Conservation Biology from the University of Wisconsin.

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Building a Better World: Youth and Governance

Young people today live in a difficult world.  There are more graduates than jobs in the market, the environment is more degraded than ever before, and competition to earn a living and have the same quality of life as the previous generation is increasingly difficult.

Haidy Ear-Dupuy

Mind the Gap: Closing the youth, government divide

When we look around the world there often seems a huge divide between young people and governments. While youth are frequently on the front line of civilian protests, criticizing the state, those in power often brand them as mere troublemakers and ingrates. How can we narrow this gap and help both sides better understand each other?

Haidy Ear-Dupuy

We are all advocates

About twenty years ago I was working for a well-known nongovernment organization (NGO), campaigning on many issues from access to affordable drugs for HIV/AIDS patients, to advocating for fair trade for small farmers.  When asked what I did I explained about my advocacy for social justice.  “Oh so, you’re promoting communism?” was the response.

Haidy Ear-Dupuy

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Does education equal wealth?

At an E-Camp: Social Accountability for Better Education Services held in the Philippines on 3-5 December, 2014, students from various countries in the Asia and Pacific region asked, “Is education still a way out of poverty?”

Haidy Ear-Dupuy

Writing to Lucy.

For Lucy, with love

We write a letter to an aspiring governance specialist who is making her way in the web of development practitioners, and challenging the complexities of people, their interests and institutions.

Haidy Ear-Dupuy, Shaista Hussain

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