Indonesia’s Third COVID-19 Wave: Resiliency and Recovery

Indonesia’s third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic has taken the country by storm since early June 2021, proving to be one of the worst outbreaks that the world has seen. As the delta variant spreads across the densely populated areas of the country, the healthcare system faces immense pressure and is running low on oxygen […]

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India’s Second COVID-19 Wave: Why are the more economically competitive states less COVID-resilient?

India’s deadly second wave of coronavirus has left millions of its population infected and has placed extreme stress on the nation’s crumbling healthcare system. At its peak on 8th May 2021, India recorded more than 400,000 cases in a single day, accounting for over half the world’s daily cases and setting a global record that no country wants. According to […]

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Chart of the Week October 30, 2020: China’s Social Expenditure over the Past Decade

Summary: China’s Social Expenditure comprises of six different components: education expenditure, pension insurance, medical and healthcare expenditure, unemployment insurance, housing insurance, and minimum living allowance (China Development Research Foundation, 2013). Since 2017, China has emphasized the importance of increasing their investments in education, healthcare, and welfare benefits in order to mitigate inequities in social and economic development. This week’s Chart of the Week presents annual data from the National […]

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