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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,…


Rapid Asia featured in an Annual Report

In 2019, Rapid Asia collaborated with the Freedom Fund and Humanity United to assess the electronic payment system introduced in the fishing sector. Rapid Asia’s contribution…


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…


Recruitment fees and related costs

The “Recruitment fees and related costs” report was a major research study carried out by Rapid Asia, on behalf of ILO, in Thailand. The…


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…