Blogs on social justice

  • Lao PDR has one of the lowest levels of intergenerational mobility in developing Asia.

    How much does our family background determine our chances of (socioeconomic) success?

    Published on Wednesday, 09 January 2019

    Parental characteristics are not the sole determining factor of one’s future mobility prospects in Asia and the Pacific.

  • We are all advocates

    Published on Thursday, 30 October 2014

    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.

  • Floating houses under a bridge.

    Social protection floors for an inclusive crisis recovery

    Published on Thursday, 09 May 2013

    Crises oblige policymakers to rethink development models. The 1929 financial crash led to a New Deal that radically altered the development model of the day.