There are eleven dams planned for the Lower Mekong mainstream. However, our study finds that these plans seem to have underestimated the economic costs of environmental and social impacts from hydropower.
Oxfam conducted a study and observed numerous factors that are destabilizing the labour and housing markets of Nangarhar, Eastern Afghanistan, where there is complex conflict, displacement, and returnee influx.
A 2016 report by Oxfam shows how Indonesia could reduce inequality in Indonesia, by enforcing living wage for all workers, increasing spending on public services, and making big corporations and rich individuals pay their fair share of tax.
Oxfam's 2017 report drawing on evidence from the South-East Asia region to explore the wider social and environmental impacts of Special Economic Zones, with case studies from Thailand, Indonesia, Cambodia and Vietnam.
Since the inception of GRAISEA at the beginning of 2015, pilots in shrimp aquaculture were launched in Indonesia and Vietnam. One element of these projects is to connect with ongoing efforts to develop more sustainable methods in shrimp aquaculture.
Achieving living wages and recognizing, redistributing and reducing unpaid care work could support both economic and gender equality in Asia and should be prioritized by both governments and businesses.