Puja Dutta

Social Protection Expert

Authored Content

  • Jan 22 2021
    Blog Post The New Poor: ASEAN Tackles the Challenge of Rising Inequalities In May 2020, just five months into the Covid-19 pandemic, VN Express, one of Vietnam’s online daily news sites, reported on the dramatic number of city dwellers in the country who, newly unemployed, were struggling to support themselves or their families. The paper interviewed Tran Thanh Thao, a former hotel chef, gainfully employed for 13 […] Deepali Khanna, Nicola Nixon, Puja Dutta
  • Jan 22 2021
    Blog Post Displaced, Stranded, Unprotected: ASEAN’s Migrant Workers Since March, the pandemic has severely disrupted travel across the ASEAN region. In an effort to contain the spread of the Covid-19 virus, governments in many regions including ASEAN countries implemented a wide range of travel restriction measures. Travel restriction coincided with millions of migrants losing their jobs in their host countries. The sheer scale […] Geoffrey Ducanes, Nicola Nixon, Puja Dutta