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Linkages between International Trade and Human Poverty First Stakeholder Perception Workshop Report

This report contains deliberations from representative stakeholders from 10 countries (Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand, The Philippines and Vietnam) participated at the First Stakeholder Perception Workshop Report in New Delhi, India, February 2005. more

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Linkages between International Trade and Human Poverty Second Stakeholder Perception Workshop Report

This report contains output from consultation, discussion and recommendations from the Second Stakeholder Perception Workshop on ‘Linkages between International Trade and Human Poverty’ in New Delhi, India, 1-3 June 2005. more

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Linking Disaster Risk Reduction and Poverty Reduction: Good Practices and Lessons Learned

This is the second publication of the Global Network of NGOs for Disaster Risk Reduction, a network of national and international NGOs and civil society organizations working on disaster risk reduction. This publication seeks to highlight initiatives that have successfully linked poverty reductionmore

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Local Democracy in Asia: Representation in Decentralized Governance

This background paper is part of a wider UNDP regional initiative that focuses on a number of core issue related to representative systems and local elections. Most UNDP interventions have traditionally focused on direct participation in local governance, notably in the involvement of citizens andmore

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Local Governance and Climate Change: A Discussion Note

This Discussion Note tries to identigy and articulate in practical terms what has (or has not) been done by local governments in addressing climate change, and what can be done to improve outcomes from this interface. The overall conclusion is that there is little hard evidence that climate changemore

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Local Governance in Tsunami Recovery

This paper aims to provide an analysis of lessons learned and emerging principles on the functioning of local governance in disaster recovery (and briefly relief and early recovery) – drawing primarily on experiences from the five countries most seriously affected by the Tsunami: India, Indonesia,more

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Local Government and Social Protection: Making Service Delivery Available for the Most Vulnerable

This discussion paper conceptualizes social protection as part and parcel of overall public service delivery, and examines the role that local governments can play in implementing social protection related policies. It aims to shed light on two important questions that have not been systematicallymore

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Looking Beyond Income Inequality

This paper was accepted under the 'Addressing Inequalities' Global Thematic Consultation - Call for Proposals for Background Papers, Oct 2012. The way the issue of inequality is framed determines the scope of the solutions proposed. By viewing inequality through the narrow lens of income, merelymore

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Looking beyond Export Gains: Human development linkages in garment industry of Asian LDCs - Joint Policy Brief Issue 1

This joint policy brief discusses the followings topics based on a series of studies in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Lao PDR and Nepal. ● Trade gains and losses ● Human development linkages ● Human gains in the post-ATC (WTO Agreement on Textiles and Clothing) ● Implication of the removal of safeguardsmore

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Lost in Transition: Transgender People, Rights and HIV Vulnerability in the Asia-Pacific Region

This review examines existing literature on transgender people’s human rights and HIV vulnerability across the Asia-Pacific region. The focus in this report is mainly (though not exclusively) on lower income and middle income countries of the region. This is not to suggest that transgender peoplemore