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People, Trade, and Development: Learning from Asia-Pacific

This review of Asia-Pacific experience in trade policy and development draws on the research papers produced under the Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Initiative and the summaries generated from those papers.   In this review, the authors consider two intimately conjoined issues as itmore

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Policy Space and Investment Rules under GATS: Select Asian Experiences

The study highlights inter alia that there is a case for countries to adopt a calibrated approach to liberalization of GATS investment rules to harness development benefits. The Study brings out the various dimensions of policy space in the context of GATS and juxtaposes select Asian experiences onmore

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Potential and Challenges in Human Development Reporting: Operationalising Regional and National HDRs in Policies and Programmes

This report is an output from the training workshop that took place on 24-26 September 2003 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The workshop served as a platform for cross-country sharing and collective exploration of critical concepts and issues of human development (HD). It intended to provide participants anmore

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Potential and Challenges in Human Development: Analysis, Process and Reporting

This is a report from the regional training workshop whick took place on 2-4 May 2004 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The workshop served as a platform for cross-country sharing and collective exploration of critical concepts and issues of human development. The challenges faced by different stakeholdersmore

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Practioner's Guide to Capacity Assessment of Anti-Corruption Agencies

In order to strengthen the capacity of anti-corruption agencies to more effectively discharge their mandates, it is necessary to first assess their existing capacity. Accordingly, this Practitioners' Guide has been developed to assist national anti-corruption officials, as well as UNDP Countrymore

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Practitioner's Guide to Designing Inclusive and Accountable Local Democratic Institutions

This Practitioner’s Guide to Designing Inclusive and Accountable Local Democratic Institutions is the first of its kind to provide an overview of the current range of local representative arrangements and electoral systems in Asia and the Pacific. This easy-to-use guide will assist Countrymore

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Private Sector Collaboration in Sustainable Development: Experiences from Asia and the Pacific

In view of the increasing relevance of non state actors and the private sector in the region, not only in terms of economic growth, but also in sustainable development; the KICG, in collaboration with national and local governments, civil society organisations and the private sector; has beenmore

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Pro-Poor Macroeconomic Policy: Lessons from the Asia-Pacific Region

This publication brings together the main findings of the country case studies and thematic studies on the linkages between macroeconomic policies, growth and poverty reduction in the context of identifying and promoting more pro-poor macroeconomic policies in the region. These country case studiesmore

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Promoting Local Election Management as Part of an Electoral Cycle Approach

This paper examines different modalities used by various countries in the Asia-Pacific region to administer local elections and demonstrates the impact of management practices on electoral cycle approaches, the delivery of elections, and the provision of assistance. The paper also makes broadmore

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Promoting Resilient Housing and Secure Tenure in a Changing Climate

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 amore