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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

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Kiribati Analysis of the 2006 Household Income and Expenditure Survey

The purpose of this report is to provide estimates of National Food and Basic Needs Poverty Lines for Kiribati based on an analysis of the household data from the 2006 Household Income and Expenditure Survey (HIES). This report analyses the expenditure data to estimate the incidence ofmore

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Leadership Modules for Asian Young Leaders in Governance

This manual provides substantive, logistical, and technical contents for delivering the leadership modules, towards effectively strengthening leadership skills of young leaders engaged in governance issues. more

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Leadership development - Leading transformation at the Local Level

This document provides specific evidence of existing leadership programmes and examines the array of methodologies and materials currently in use. more

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Legal environments, human rights and HIV responses among men who have sex with men and transgender people in Asia and the Pacific: An agenda for action

This report documents how both punitive and protective laws, policies and practices impact comprehensive HIV responses. To support the findings and recommendations, the report maps out recent judicial, legislative and policy developments and community responses at the global, regional and nationalmore

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Legal protections against HIV-related human rights violations: Experiences and lessons learned from national HIV laws in Asia and the Pacific

Increasingly, countries in the Asia-Pacific region have put in place HIV laws to provide legal protections for people living with HIV. In a follow-up to the report of the Global Commission on HIV and the Law, Legal Protections against HIV-related Human Rights Violations: Experiences and Lessonsmore