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M. Niaz Asadullah

M. Niaz Asadullah

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M. Niaz Asadullah, Professor of Development Economics at Monash University Malaysia, is Head of the Southeast Asia cluster of the Global Labor Organization.

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  1. Making the Asian Monetary Fund a Reality
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    Making the Asian Monetary Fund a Reality

    Jun 12, 2023 M. Niaz Asadullah & Syed Abul Basher explain why now may be the right time to establish a regional alternative to the IMF.

  2. Malaysia’s New Dawn?
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    Malaysia’s New Dawn?

    Jan 9, 2023 M. Niaz Asadullah & Andrew Kam Jia Yi provide an overview of the formidable challenges facing the country’s new government.

  3. Asia’s Captive Market for Migrant Labor
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    Asia’s Captive Market for Migrant Labor

    Sep 27, 2022 M. Niaz Asadullah highlights how an entrenched alliance of politicians, bureaucrats, and business elites is exploiting workers.

  4. Gender-Equal Education Is About More Than Access
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    Gender-Equal Education Is About More Than Access

    Jul 29, 2022 M. Niaz Asadullah considers what role faith-based schools should play in achieving the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.

  5. Southeast Asia's Migrant Labor Dilemma
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    Southeast Asia's Migrant Labor Dilemma

    Nov 23, 2021 M. Niaz Asadullah shows how a new Australian visa program highlights the long-term challenges facing agriculture in the region.

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    Carbon Credits Hold the Key to Combating Deforestation

    Roselyn Fosuah Adjei explains how nature-based offsets could help reduce emissions and benefit local communities.
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    Alexei Navalny Did Not Die for Nothing

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    The Russian opposition leader faced a dilemma that all dissenters in authoritarian states must grapple with: live in exile and fade into obscurity, or confront an oppressive regime and risk imprisonment and torture. Navalny’s choice – and the price he paid for making it – will inspire dissidents for generations to come.

    highlights the crucial role of political martyrs in inspiring resistance to oppressive regimes.
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    The Submergence of Emerging Markets

    Andrés Velasco worries that major middle-income economies are facing a prolonged slowdown, jeopardizing global convergence.
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    How AI Could Reshape Medicine

    Junaid Nabi highlights the new technology’s potential to transform how we diagnose, treat, and prevent diseases.
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    Making Bretton Woods Work for Africa

    Hippolyte Fofack envisions a reformed global financial architecture that provides equal access to long-term patient capital.
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    Making Sense of Society

    Michael Spence considers why a healthy civil society is crucial to good governance and inclusive prosperity.
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    Shock Therapy Killed Navalny

    Antara Haldar argues that while Vladimir Putin bears responsibility, so do the economic policies that put him in power.
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    Putin’s Silk Road Around Sanctions

    Robin Brooks & Simon Johnson urge Europe and the G7 to stop the re-export of Western goods to Russia from Central Asia and the Caucasus.
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    To Fight Climate Change, End Fossil-Fuel Subsidies

    Günther Thallinger & Ludovic Subran urge policymakers to recognize the true costs of a policy that harms the planet and does not help the poor.

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