About Us

Founder: Enno Schmidt

Founder: Ping Xu


Basic Income Asia Pacific’s (BIAP) mission is to bring the discussion of Universal Basic Income to the entire region. Our current focus is on implementing a pilot program in Taiwan through BIAP’s affiliate UBI Taiwan.

In pursuit of this mission, BIAP has brought together scholars from all over the globe to help us elevate the level of research and discussion of Universal Basic Income in Asia. In March 2017, BIAP organized the first ever Asia Pacific focused basic income conference.


In the coming years, we will expand our affiliates beyond Taiwan into other Asia Pacific countries. If your organization is located in the Asia Pacific and would like to become an affiliate of BIAP please contact us.

When available, BIAP will provide affiliates with advice and resources to help pursue pilot programs or other strategies in their own countries.