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Population & Society

China

Will China's Three-Child Policy Address its Demographic Woes?

Thursday, June 24, 2021

The addition of two more dependents is likely to prove overwhelming for most families’ resources.

China

China’s Three-Child Policy: Too Little, Too Late?

Thursday, June 24, 2021

A closer look at the sea change in attitudes from condemnation and coercion to facilitation and encouragement.

China

Return of the Returnees?: Dual Citizenship and Hong Kong’s Global Talent Base

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

The passage of the national security law and China's suppression of the democratic movement in Hong Kong could mean the end of the supply of global talent.

When the Mob Rallies: The GameStop Stock Rush and Complex Contagions

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

How and why do such complex contagions spread?

ASEAN

Covid-19, Digital Technology and Ensuring Decent Work for Labor Migrants in Asia

Thursday, February 18, 2021

The economic downturn has prompted large-scale layoffs and deportations, and the unprecedented wave of returnees will have dramatic implications for national development.

Other Regions

Untapped Potential: Lessons from Women-Led Healthcare Innovation in Africa

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

The pandemic has accelerated innovation efforts and increased the willingness to conduct higher-risk experimentation. What are some potential lessons for Asia?

China

Could China Adopt a Universal Basic Income as a Social-Protection Policy?

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Against the backdrop of China's success in poverty alleviation, the country could explore the benefits of a basic-income guarantee.

China

Philanthropy in Post-Pandemic China: Driving Sustainable Development

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

As the Chinese economy emerges from the pandemic, the philanthropy sector can build on its swift and effective responses to communities affected by Covid-19.

Bangladesh

Covid-19 and the Rohingya Refugees: Devotion, Disinformation and Disease

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh already face many health risks including malnutrition, poor sanitation and inadequate medical facilities.

Global

Technology as Amplifier: Giving Workers a Voice in Social-Compliance Audits

Thursday, October 29, 2020

The gap between the estimated number of modern slavery victims and the number who were helped suggests failings in processes. But technology could change things.

Global

Addressing Modern Slavery Worker Vulnerability During Covid-19

Thursday, October 29, 2020

How has the pandemic contributed to new vulnerabilities among workers? What can companies and managers do to help mitigate abuses and keep workforces safe?

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.