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Edition 13, 2023
Reimagining narratives of Asian language education in Australian universities
Asia’s social welfare systems remain underdeveloped and skewed in favour of particular groups, despite rising inequality, ageing populations, labour precarity and rural-urban migration.
Predatory political, bureaucratic and corporate elites have been a core reason for Indonesia’s learning crisis
Indonesia’s learning crisis reflects the influence of predatory political, bureaucratic and corporate elites.
Indonesia, Philippines and Myanmar have widened access to education in recent decades, but there has been little improvement in learning outcomes. Why this is the case?
More equitable fiscal systems are needed to improve welfare provision for migrant workers in China and Vietnam
Public expenditure on social protection in Vietnam and China has lagged behind most developed and developing economies.
Edition 14, June 2023
Asian social welfare/protection
INTERVIEW: Is China’s welfare system changing and does it have capacity to care for its rapidly ageing population?
China is home to the largest population of older people in the world. How will it look after them?
Stewardship & governance of the medical profession & the salience of trust: Comparing the UK & India
Both nations have moved away from a self-regulation model, partly due to scandals about performance and practices.
Measuring ‘what?’ and ‘how?’ Welfare development and the dependent variable problem within East Asian social policy analysis
In order to properly analyse a nation's social policy , clarity is needed about key trends and drivers of welfare development.
China’s rapid urbanisation has contributed to increased numbers of children and elderly left without carers in rural areas.
Rethinking World Bank Influence: Governance Reforms and the Ritual Aid Dance in Indonesia by D. Brent Edwards Jr
An important contribution to our understanding of the Bank’s role in the politics of governance reform in the Global South, especially in education.