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Institutional and Legislative Systems for Early Warning and Disaster Risk Reduction: Thailand - Summary

This report provides executive summary on the results of a study that captures: the status of Thailand’s institutional, policy and legal framework for Early Warning Systems (EWS) and disaster risk reduction (DRR); the main gaps remaining to establish a comprehensive EWS within a holistic DRRmore

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Integrating Gender in Disaster Risk Management in SIDS

This guide outlines the vulnerability of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in the Pacific and the Caribbean and explains how gender roles and responsibilities result in differential exposure and impact of disasters. It is intended to be a practical tool for disaster managers and their teamsmore

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Integrating Gender into Community-based Disaster Risk Management

Women’s vulnerability in disaster situations is often emphasized, but their contributions to the safety of their home and community is generally unrecognized. Women have unique needs in emergency and disaster situations which have to be addressed, but they also have unique capacities which form themore

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Integration of Least Developed Countries into South Asian Free Trade Agreement: A Human Development Perspective

The report seeks to address the outstanding issues and concerns relating to the South Asian regional integration processes. The study finds that the existing provisions relating to special and differential treatment for the least developed countries (LDCs) are neither meaningful nor enforceable. Amore

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Integrity in the Health Sector: Mongolia Project Assessment

The Democratic Governance Thematic Trust Fund (DGTTF) Lessons Learned Series represents a collective effort to capture lessons learned and best practices in a systematic manner, to be shared with all stakeholders, to serve as an input to organizational learning, and to inform future UNDP policy andmore

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Intellectual Property Rights and Access to Affordable ARVs in China

This paper documents the recent developments, opportunities and challenges in intellectual property rights and access to affordable medicines in China. In particular, the paper finds that there have been impressive achievements in the national response to the HIV epidemic in China. Examples includemore

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International Trade in Environmental and Energy Services and Human Development

In the specific service sectors that are the subject of this paper, the challenge of ensuring universal and affordable access to health, water, sanitation and energy for poor people remains an utmost priority of most national governments. International trade in these services is not and will nevermore

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International Trade in Textiles and Clothing and Development Policy Options

This policy paper is part of an effort of UNDP Asia Trade Initiative (ATI) to learn more, for awareness and policy purposes, about the likely trade trends and development impact after the termination for the WTO Agreement on Textiles and Clothing (ATC) on 31 December 2004.   The paper is amore

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Investing in Gender Equality: Global Evidence and the Asia-Pacific Setting

This report compiles and reviews evidence from existing studies, exploring the linkages between gender inequality, economic growth and development. The findings suggest that decreasing gender inequalities has the potential of accelerating human development and growth. Impairment of women’s right tomore

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Investment Provisions in Free Trade Agreements and Investment Treaties

This paper discusses a trend toward broader comprehensive trade and economic agreements, investment protection agreements and their development policy implications. more