Empowering women in Malaysia by promoting economic opportunities for them can go a long way towards fulfilling the country’s development potential.

Achim Schmillen, Mei Ling Tan |

Even though Thailand is now an upper-middle income country that has nearly eradicated extreme poverty, data show that poverty reduction has slowed down and have been uneven across the country.

Judy Yang |

ความยากจนและความเสมอภาคยังคงเป็นหัวข้อที่เกี่ยวข้องสำหรับประเทศที่มีรายได้ปานกลางอย่างประเทศไทย

Judy Yang |

这趟惠民之行,使我们亲眼目睹电子商务为中国农村带来了新机遇,培育了创业精神,使一些外出务工人员回乡创业,得以和家人团聚,改善了农村的社会结构。

Martin Raiser, Xubei Luo |

From this visit to Huimin, it is clear that e-commerce has brought new opportunities to China’s countryside. It has catalyzed local entrepreneurship, brought some migrants back home, reuniting…

Martin Raiser, Xubei Luo |

Malaysia has made remarkable progress in reducing poverty, but it is now time for the country to raise official poverty standards as other middle- and high-income countries have done.

Kenneth Simler |

In rural Indonesia, rice accounts for almost one-quarter of the total expenditures of the poor. However, food prices have been on a rollercoaster ride because of unreliable production data.

Maria Monica Wihardja, Mohamad Ikhsan |

Di pedesaan Indonesia, beras menyumbang hampir seperempat dari total pengeluaran penduduk miskin. Namun, harga makanan sering bergejolak seperti rollercoaster karena data produksi pangan belum…

Maria Monica Wihardja, Mohamad Ikhsan |

While Vietnam’s Human Capital Index is at 0.67 – exceeding the upper-middle-income average – such indexes for ethnic minorities groups are consistently lower.  

Anh Thi Quynh Le, Keiko Inoue |

Vietnam has come a long way in its tourism development since the mid-2000s, but now stands at a tipping point where continued rapid and unmanaged growth could have adverse economic, environmental…

Anh Thi Quynh Le, Nikola Kojucharov, Brian Mtonya |