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Report of the Pacific Stakeholders Consultation: Asia Pacific Human Development Report on Gender

This is a report from the Pacific Stakeholders Consultation for the Asia-Pacific Human Development Report on Gender under the theme ‘Overcoming Unequal Voice and Power’.    In this consultation, stakeholders: ● Share an overall view of gender trends in the Pacific and across its differentmore

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Report of the South and East Asia Stakeholders Consultation - Asia Pacific Human Development Report on Gender

This is a report from the Asia Stakeholders Consultation for the Asia-Pacific Human Development Report on Gender under the theme ‘Overcoming Unequal Voice and Power’.   In this consultation, stakeholders: ● Share an overall view of gender trends in Asia and across its differentmore

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Rising Food and Fuel Prices in Asia and the Pacific: Causes, Impacts and Policy Responses

Since 2001 the world has experienced a dramatic surge in the prices of oil, metals and agricultural commodities. This report is part of a large effort in the UNDP Regional Centres in Asia and the Pacific to analyse policy relevant topics rigorously with the best available information to supportmore

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Risk Assessment and Management for Tsunami Hazard: Case Study of the Port City of Galle

The case study presents a summary of investigative studies conducted for risk assessment of the city of Galle in Sri Lanka and focuses on development of simplified approach to risk assessment, planning of mitigation measures and their implementation. Both detailed and simplified approaches havemore

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Scaling-Up Access to Information in Bangladesh

Government offices in Bangladesh provide a wide range of public services at the dis-trict and sub-district levels. To gain access to these services, the rural poor typically have to travel long distances to get to the relevant government offices. This takes valuable time away from their daily workmore

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Scaling-Up Access to Justice in India

The poor and marginalized are too often denied the ability to seek remedies in a fair justice system. UNDP promotes effective, responsive, accessible and fair justice systems. In the absence of access to justice, people are unable to have their voice heard, exercise their rights, challengemore

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Scaling-Up Disaster Preparedness in Bangladesh

Bangladesh is a country vulnerable to natural hazards and the impact of climate change. Every year, the country is struck by several disasters that can include cy-clones, floods, droughts and tidal surges, resulting in the loss of assets, livelihoods and lives.   After the catastrophic floodmore

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Searching for Success in Judicial Reform

Searching for Success is the culmination of a project of the Asia Pacific Judicial Reform Forum (APJRF), executed by the UNDP Regional Centre in Bangkok, and funded by the UN Democracy Fund and the UNDP Asia Regional Governance Programme. The chapters focus on practical reform issues and identifymore

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Secret Lives, Other Voices...: A community-based study exploring male-to-male sex, gender identity and HIV transmission risk in Fiji

This report outlines the findings of the first research study to be conducted on men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgenders (TG) in Fiji since AIDS Task Force of Fiji (ATFF) conducted its last study in 1998. Although not necessarily representative of all MSM and TG in Fiji, the data gatheredmore

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Sewing Thoughts

The textiles and clothing (T&C) sector hosts a substantial share of manufacturing jobs in many developing countries in Asia-Pacific. Full implementation of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Agreement on Textiles and Clothing (ATC) on 1 January 2005 ended 40 years of quota-based trade in themore