economy

Global poverty: fantasy or reality?

Unpacking the recent Smith and Hickel debate on the evolution of global poverty.

| Jun 25, 2021

No one left behind?

Despite COVID-19’s light footprint, economic fallout threatens to undo the gains of Myanmar’s decade-long climb out of isolation.

Pakistan’s fake-degree problem, India-Bangladesh trade stalemate and more

Southasiasphere: Issue #9 - Updates and analysis from around the region.

| Jul 10, 2020

India’s crossborder crises, COVID-19 corruption, and more

Southasiasphere: Issue #8 – Updates and analysis from around the region.

| Jun 26, 2020

IMF, World Bank and COVID-19

How have global financial institutions responded to the economic crisis triggered by the viral outbreak?

| Apr 30, 2020

Why Southasia’s air is cleaner this Earth Day

Environmental gains for Southasia need not end when factories reopen.

| Apr 22, 2020

Southasiasphere: Issue #3

Viral Islamophobia, economic crisis and food security, and how COVID-19 has impacted legislatures in Southasia.

| Apr 17, 2020

The frontier economy

Corruption and inequality have remained key features of Myanmar’s post-democratic political economy.

| Dec 04, 2019

A waste of lives

The scramble for jade in Myanmar's Kachin State.

| Aug 13, 2019

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