Impact of Covid-19 on domestic migrants

Photo credit : Adnan Abidi/Reuters Border closures and lockdown restrictions to constrain the spread of Covid-19 have impacted labour mobility significantly in South (East) Asia,…


How Thailand flattened the COVID-19 curve

Photo credit: WHO Thailand reported the first cases of COVID-19 on 13 January 2020. Cases were few initially but by mid-March, the situation started…


What drives attitudes towards migrant workers?

Many developing countries, including Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand, are facing labor shortages due to ageing populations and low fertility rates. Employers struggle to find…


How to spot fake polls

 Photo credit: Canada Free Press Fact based reporting in the media and opinion–based information has become increasingly more difficult to fact check. “Fake news”…


Smartphone penetration amongst migrant workers

Photo credit: Rapid Asia With expanding access to technology—primarily through the use of smartphones—disseminating and sharing information has become increasingly more efficient. This should…


Can e-payments empower migrant workers?

Rapid Asia recently undertook a study on behalf of Humanity United and The Freedom Fund to evaluate the electronic payment system adopted by the…