Regularizing the Maid Trade in Domestic Workers from Cambodia to Malaysia
This article was originally drafted by Rob Jamieson and Indochina Research for the newsletter “I-Light” as part of the Rockefeller Foundation’s Searchlight Process. For more Searchlight content on futurechallenges.org, please click here. In the past three years, up to 25,000 young Cambodian women have migrated to Malaysia in pursuit of better paid employment as domestic workers. The […]
Cambodia: The Two Sides of Intra-Asian Migration
Migration is a worldwide phenomenon from which Cambodia is no exception. After a long decade of isolation due to genocide and political conflict, this country is now integrated with regional blocs or bodies—like ASEAN and WTO—and has adopted the free market system which is meant to respect the free movement […]
The Political Economy of Oil and Gas in Southeast Asia: Heading Towards the Natural Resource Curse?
The notion of the resource curse suggests that countries with large caches of natural resources often perform worse in terms of economic growth, social development, and good governance than other countries with fewer resources. The theory posits that countries depending on oil or other extractive industries for their livelihood are […]