Parental characteristics are not the sole determining factor of one’s future mobility prospects in Asia and the Pacific.
Blog posts on "inequality"
Gross domestic product only measures quantity, not quality of growth.
Asian governments should introduce policies that do not slow down economic growth, but do spread its benefits more equitably.
It might decline while the poor get poorer, and rise while everyone is getting richer.
Asia has the potential to realize the Asian Century, but only adopting bold and visionary policies can help make this a reality.
It is widely assumed that reducing inequality goes hand-in-hand with poverty reduction – but this is not always the case.
Relative improvements on basic indicators of decent urban living conditions have been eaten up by the absolute population growth in Asian cities.
We must address the structural causes of inequalities, which go beyond globalization in both the developed and the developing world.
Only through increased investment in social protection—and other core social services such as health and education—will sustainable and inclusive prosperity be achieved across Asia.
Governments in the region must invest in building comprehensive social protection systems for the huge number of vulnerable people who do not qualify as extremely poor and are employed in the informal sector.