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Addressing Urban Poverty, Inequality, and Vulnerability in a Warming World

As the Asia-Pacific region continues to rapidly urbanize, many of the region’s development challenges – job creation and poverty reduction, governance and access to services, and environmental sustainability – will be increasingly focused in its cities. The region’s urban centres hold the key to a more

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Advancing Sustainable Development: The Case of Extractive Industries

This summary of e-discussion consolidates the exchange of directly applicable experiences, expertise and knowledge on extractive industries from countries within and outside of the Asia-Pacific region. Furthermore, it captures the dialogue between national level practitioners and international more

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Asia-Pacific GEM: Quarterly Newsletter on Gender and Macroeconomic Issues

Asia-Pacific GEM, a quarterly newsletter, aims to bring news related to gender and macroeconomic issues in the region to government officials, development agencies, civil society, and academia. The next newsletter will be released in June 2014. Please send any relevant news items you would like more

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Assessing RTAs in the Context of the Flying Geese Framework

This paper reviews assessments of regional trade agreements (RTAs), particularly within the context of Asia and the Pacific, and relates these to the broader objectives of regional cooperation directed at human development. more

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Case Study from Asia in Addressing Human Poverty

This report brings together success stories from four countries in Asia: Bangladesh, India, Indonesia and the Republic of Korea. These case studies cover thematic areas of: Employment, Microfinance, Education, Nutrition, Access to Justice and ICT for Development. more

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Combating Hunger: A Seven Point Agenda

This bulletin signifies the launch of UNDP-FAO Campaign against Hunger in the Asia-Pacific. It compiles the seven elements of an agenda for eliminating hunger based on global experience. Other featured articles include: challenge of a hunger free Asia-Pacific region; undernourishment in the region; more

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Ensuring Inclusion: e-Discussion on Social Protection

This publication is a compilation of the Asia-Pacific Regional Centre initiated online discussion, Ensuring Inclusion: An e-Discussion on Social Protection, held from 7 September to 14 October 2011. In addition to Asia and the Pacific, contributions were received from Africa, Arab States, Europe more

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Exchange Rate Management, Growth and Stability: National and Regional Policy Options in Asia

The ability of developing countries to achieve exchange rate stability has been significantly hampered by their deeper integration into international financial markets and increased openness to unstable capital flows. As the study notes, most damaging swings in capital flows have been a result of more

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Fiscal Decentralisation and Poverty Reduction

This primer is intended to provide an introduction to the main principles of fiscal decentralisation, to examine linkages between poverty reduction and fiscal decentralisation, to briefly describe major comparative experiences, and to clarify UNDP’s approaches and entry points. It should be read in more

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Flying Colours, Broken Threads

The Report discusses the general trend in Asia’s share of US and EU imports of textiles and clothing (T&C) products; deals with some of policy concerns emanating from the recent development in the T&C trade; analyses successful case studies from three countries (Cambodia, Sri Lanka, more