Critical Issues: Poverty and Income Inequality

Despite the region’s dramatic growth, income inequality across much of Asia is rising, and poverty remains a stubborn issue to overcome. Some 700 million people across the region live on less than $1 a day. In response, governments are taking on urgent policy reforms needed to create jobs and foster inclusive growth, protect natural resources, and provide greater access to education and public services. This slideshow captures scenes from Bangladesh, Myanmar, Laos, and Mongolia and the different ways they are tackling poverty and inequality. Compiled by In Asia editor Alma Freeman.

Related locations: Bangladesh, Laos, Mongolia, Myanmar
Related programs: Economic Opportunity
Related topics: Critical Issues