Garrett Keyes


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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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."