Three reasons to be optimistic for the future of Asia

Human rights due diligence and gender pay parity are moving front and centre. Image: Reuters/Kham

Lilian Mercado

Regional Director, Asia, Oxfam International


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A female gardener waters flowers in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar. Image: Reuters/Damir Sagolj
Image: Oxfam’s calculations based on MasterCard survey (2015). South-East Asian countries in the sample are Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam and Singapore
Image: Oxfam’s calculations based on Thomson Reuters Foundation survey (2016). South-East Asian countries in the sample are Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand

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