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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

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Prospects for a services agreement in South Asia: Trade, investment and development issues

This report argues that there are good reasons to include services under South Asian Free Trade Agreement (SAFTA), not least because of the potential all round gains that the sector could bring to the member countries.   The report pulls together national and regional information on services,more

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Protecting the rights of key HIV-affected women and girls in health care settings: A legal scan

Protecting the rights of key HIV-affected women and girls in health care settings: A legal scan, jointly produced by UNDP, SAARCLAW and WAP+, examines existing constitutional provisions and legal means in Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Nepal to provide protection and redress for violations ofmore

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Punitive Laws, Human Rights and HIV prevention among men who have sex with men in Asia Pacific - High Level Dialogue Report

This report and accompanying DVD documents the presentations and statements made at the “High Level Dialogue - Punitive laws, human rights and HIV prevention among men who have sex with men in the Asia Pacific Region” held in Hong Kong on May 17, 2010 – the International Day Against Homophobia. Themore