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Population & Society

Asia Pacific

Post-Covid-19, Will Urbanization Be a Thing of the Past?

Thursday, October 15, 2020

A rethinking of development strategy and planning beyond the traditional economic- and city-centric world is essential, especially in the Global South.

ASEAN

Asian Politics Needs a Youthful Disruption

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

A mentorship program to develop and guide the next generation of Asian leaders is urgently needed.

China, Leninism and the Pandemic

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Could the way the US has dealt with the pandemic be due Americans' belief that objective reality does not exist and is “constructed” to benefit the elite or experts?

Global

A Risk-Based Approach to Coronavirus and Crisis Planning

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Health authorities must adopt a targeted approach so that different populations or population segments are treated differently based on their relative risk assessment.

ASEAN

Vulnerability and Resilience: Technology and Covid-19 Should Initiate Reskilling

Thursday, July 23, 2020

As Covid-19 grips the world, the Filipino workforce looks increasingly vulnerable, despite strong growth in recent years.

Global

Coronavirus and the Poor: The High Socioeconomic Cost of Social Distancing

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

There is an opportunity to redesign health policies with the same broad goals for everyone but with a country or area-specific methodology of planning and execution.

China

The Urban Ethics of Covid-19

Thursday, April 16, 2020

In our well-intentioned efforts to counter the Covid-19 crisis, we face ethical dilemmas, and will invariably be constrained by the existing conditions of urban design.

Global

The Bioethics of Covid-19: Should Governments Let the Virus Run its Course?

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

2017 AsiaGlobal Fellow and bioethics expert Florencia Daud urges authorities to pursue a more focused approach to protect the most vulnerable.

South Asia

Living in Lockdown: Learning from the Kashmir Experience

Thursday, March 26, 2020

How have Kashmiris endured multiple lockdowns over the past 30 years? Physician and AsiaGlobal Fellow Amit Wanchoo offers practical advice on living through a crisis.

Global

Interest Rate Cuts to Fight Coronavirus Impact Will Worsen Inequality

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Such interventions only serve to worsen wealth inequality and, as a result, could fuel anti-globalization sentiment.

China

Charity Scandals – or Public Welfare Failure?

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Wu Huayan has become a symbol of the failure of many institutions in China, including multiple government health and welfare bodies and some large charities.

China

Taiwan’s Elections Highlight a Generation Gap

Thursday, January 16, 2020

The Taiwan elections revealed a wide generation gap among voters. A reason for this gulf is the use of social media and different perspectives on divisive social issues.

China

Shaping the Political Narrative of Hong Kong’s Opposition Movement

Thursday, December 26, 2019

What has kept the Hong Kong protests going? 2019 AsiaGlobal Fellow Massimiliano Santini believes it's all about political narrative.

Global

How the UN Compact on Refugees Can Address the Rohingya Crisis

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Time to assess the international community's response to the dramatic increase of forced migrants: Rohingya refugee children attend class in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh

Global

AI and Emotions: The Next Frontier in the Social Sector

Thursday, November 7, 2019

What happens when the Fourth Industrial Revolution collides with the need and desire to improve the state of the world?

Global

AI and the Disruption of Social Sectors

Thursday, November 7, 2019

With technology advancing rapidly, new applications are disrupting many sectors by solving problems that were impossible or too time-consuming to handle before.

Global

Big Picture, Small Scale: Systems Thinking on the Ground

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Tackling development challenges such as climate change and ageing demographics requires an understanding of the many different factors contributing to the problem. Global solutions are not always the answer – local approaches combined with systems thinking can prove more effective, writes veteran management consultant Arun Maira, Chairman of HelpAge International, a global NGO aimed at helping the elderly lead dignified lives.

Asia Pacific

How New Rules Aim to Reduce Slave Labor in Asia

Thursday, May 9, 2019

The complex nature of global supply chains means that using exploitative labor at any stage, even indirectly, may harm a company's brand and risk legal liability. Consumers do not want to be associated with trafficked workers and will shun goods produced with slave labor. Nations are passing laws to address this problem. Mandatory reporting of anti-slavery actions may provide some protection for both businesses and workers.