Garrett Keyes

Reporter

Location icon United States of America

I am a reporter for The Financial Times with an interest in journalism related to both international politics and economics.

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BORGEN
08/13/2017
Gray Skies to Green Streets: Emergence of China's Green Economy

BEIJING - Over the past decade there was a tremendous expansion and development of China's green economy, which the United Nations Environment Program defines as "an economy that results in improved human well-being and reduced inequalities over the long term, while not exposing future generations to environmental risks and ecological scarcities."

The Borgen Project
08/04/2017
Speaking About Female Workers in the Philippines

The Philippines has emerged as an equality leader among Asian countries, promoting female workers in the Philippines in recent decades. While many female workers in the Philippines still deal with the same struggles as other female workers worldwide, including unequal income and inequality, much more have entered the workforce than any other Asian countries.

BORGEN
09/11/2017
Causes of the European Migration Crisis: A Closer Look

SEATTLE - By the end of 2015, countries such as Germany saw a tremendous influx of people seeking asylum, ultimately triggering the European migration crisis. In December 2015, more than 900,000 people had arrived in Germany seeking asylum. Thousands of people have died trying to make the journey to European countries both by land and by sea in the European migration crisis.

BORGEN
09/26/2017
Closing the Gap: Addressing Income Inequality in Singapore - BORGEN

SINGAPORE - Income inequality in Singapore is an issue that has become increasingly relevant as time has progressed. According to reports from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), in 2016, Singapore ranked the worst for income inequality in the world.

BORGEN
09/02/2017
The Poverty Rate in Vietnam: An Untold Success Story

SEATTLE - Over the past several decades, the poverty rate in Vietnam has dramatically declined, lifting millions of people above the international poverty line of $1.25 a day. Surveys conducted in 1992 and 1993 indicate that the poverty rate in Vietnam was approximately 60 percent, according to international standards.

BORGEN
08/28/2017
Speaking About the Battle Against Pollution in India

SEATTLE - Pollution in India is one of the most significant issues plaguing the country, and it is significantly impacting the country's poorest people. Issues related to air pollution, water pollution and overall sanitation have slowly been accumulating as India population and economy continue to grow.

BORGEN
08/25/2017
The Affordability of the Current Cost of Living in Indonesia

JAKARTA - When assessing the quality of life in a country, it is important to understand the cost of living and whether it will be difficult to live comfortably. Through an assessment of the cost of living in Indonesia, it can be observed that the relatively low cost of domestic goods can enable both native Indonesians and foreigners to live comfortably.

The Borgen Project
09/14/2017
The Poverty Rate in Mongolia | The Borgen Project

The decrease in the poverty rate in Mongolia is a slowly developing story that is trending in the direction of success. As of 2015 - due to Mongolia not publishing reports detailing its poverty statistics on a regular basis - the country's poverty rate stood at 22 percent, which marks a decrease from its previous rate of 28 percent.

The Borgen Project
09/06/2017
Poverty Rates in Iraq Six Years Later | The Borgen Project

In 2010 the poverty rate in Iraq was on the decline, showing a decrease from 23 percent to 19 percent in 2013, according to Iraq Ministry of Planning spokesperson Abdul Zahra al-Hindawi. However, the current war with the so-called Islamic State (ISIS) has caused a significant number of people to flee from the northern and western parts of the country.

The Borgen Project
09/03/2017
The Youth Unemployment Rate in Greece | The Borgen Project

The youth unemployment rate in Greece has reached tremendously high levels and is resulting in the growth of poverty among young Greeks, in addition to stunting the development of the Greek economy. As of May 2017, the youth unemployment rate in Greece reached a staggering 46 percent.

The Borgen Project
09/03/2017
The Poverty Rate in South Korea: Older is Not Necessarily Better

The poverty rate in South Korea not only decreased in the past few decades, but it now also continues to decline. When examining the poverty rate in the country, however, there seems to be one apparent issue: the poverty rate among people who are 34 years old or younger and people who are 65 years old and older have both increased.

The Borgen Project
07/24/2017
The War to Lower the Poverty Rate in China

Over the past several decades, China has made a remarkable effort to decrease its poverty rate. Consequently, the nation has seen an exponential decline. This marks a dramatic and obvious shift in the country's efforts to eradicate poverty. According to data from The World Bank, approximately 756 million people were living in poverty in China in the year 1990.

BORGEN
07/30/2017
Abundant Aid Packages: Chinese Investment in Africa

BEIJING - In 2015 Chinese President Xi Jinping announced that China would offer Africa an aid package of 60 billion dollars. This sudden development left many wondering: why such high Chinese investment in Africa?

BORGEN
07/14/2017
Millions Succeed: The Rise of the Indian Middle Class

DELHI - Over the past several decades, the Indian middle class has rapidly expanded and is set to continue its growth to form what could become one of the largest middle classes in the world. In the process, millions of people are being lifted out of poverty by the benefits they create through working to further India's economic development.

The Borgen Project
06/26/2017
Water Quality in Libya: A Country's Most Precious Resource

As a primarily desert country, Libya is a place where clean water is one of the most valuable commodities, used for agricultural production and human consumption. Increased levels of pollution from oil drilling and the salt water contamination of natural aquifers, however, have strained the water quality in Libya and made an already scarce water supply increasingly difficult to attain.

The Borgen Project
07/24/2017
The War to Lower the Poverty Rate in China

Over the past several decades, China has made a remarkable effort to decrease its poverty rate. Consequently, the nation has seen an exponential decline. This marks a dramatic and obvious shift in the country's efforts to eradicate poverty. According to data from The World Bank, approximately 756 million people were living in poverty in China in the year 1990.

BORGEN
07/16/2017
Understanding the Current Levels of Poverty in Egypt

CAIRO - Poverty in Egypt is a growing problem that left many feeling helpless and led to economic and political instability. The main causes of poverty in Egypt are widespread inequality caused by government corruption, a lack of employment opportunities, and an inadequate education system.

BORGEN
07/25/2017
Human Rights in the Philippines: Duterte's "War on Drugs"

MANILA - Since President Rodrigo Duterte took office in June of 2016, the Philippines has faced a severe human rights crisis with the launch of a campaign to crack down on drugs. This campaign has incited the unlawful killings of more than 7,000 people, for which no persons are facing criminal charges, creating countless violations of human rights in the Philippines.

BORGEN
08/02/2017
Acts of Violation: Chinese Infringement on Human Rights in Tibet

BEIJING - Since President of China Xi Jinping entered power in 2013, there have been numerous human rights violations in Tibet. Tibet is an independent region of China located in the western section of the county. Violations observed include restriction of religious freedoms, unwarranted arrest, and restrictions on freedom of movement.

The Borgen Project
08/04/2017
Speaking About Female Workers in the Philippines

The Philippines has emerged as an equality leader among Asian countries, promoting female workers in the Philippines in recent decades. While many female workers in the Philippines still deal with the same struggles as other female workers worldwide, including unequal income and inequality, much more have entered the workforce than any other Asian countries.