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COVID-19 Pushed 4.7 Million More People in Southeast Asia Into Extreme Poverty in 2021, But Countries are Well Positioned to Bounce Back — ADB

16 Mar 2022 | News Release

COVID-19 Pushed 4.7 Million More People in Southeast Asia Into Extreme Poverty in 2021, But Countries are Well Positioned to Bounce Back — ADB

The COVID-19 pandemic pushed 4.7 million people in Southeast Asia into extreme poverty in 2021, as 9.3 million jobs disappeared, compared with a baseline no-COVID scenario, according to a new ADB report presented at SEADS.

ADBI-OECD-ILO Report Details COVID-19 Impacts on Asia’s Labor Migration Landscape

24 Jun 2022 | ADBI News Release

ADBI-OECD-ILO Report Details COVID-19 Impacts on Asia’s Labor Migration Landscape

The report describes how the pandemic has affected labor migration demand, shifted travel and repatriation protocols, and expanded policy focus on epidemiological challenges facing international labor mobility.

Women's Resilience in the Lao People's Democratic Republic: How Laws and Policies Promote Gender Equality in Climate change and Disaster Risk Management

09 Jun 2022 | Publication

Women's Resilience in the Lao People's Democratic Republic: How Laws and Policies Promote Gender Equality in Climate change and Disaster Risk Management

This report provides a gender analysis of national laws and policies in the Lao People's Democratic Republic to inform efforts to strengthen women's resilience to climate change and disasters.

Greater Transparency in the Regulatory Environment is Good Business - Sonomi Tanaka

08 Jun 2022 | Op-Ed / Opinion

Greater Transparency in the Regulatory Environment is Good Business - Sonomi Tanaka

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are critical for the growth and development of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR).