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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

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Sex Work and the Law in Asia and the Pacific

The report is intended to provide an evidence-base for: policy makers working in government, regional and multilateral organizations; parliamentarians; members of the judiciary; civil society organizations; donor agencies; and sex workers and their organizations engaged in advocacy to improve themore

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Sharing Experience in Access to Justice: Engaging with Non-State Justice Systems & Conducting Assessments

This report summarizes the presentations and discussions from the Access to Justice Week in October 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand, hosted by UNDP Asia-Pacific Regional Centre. It complements a companion publication, Access to Justice Assessments in the Asia Pacific: A Review of Experiences and Toolsmore

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Social Audits for Strengthening Accountability

This note is an attempt to analyze the instrumental value of social audits in guiding programming from the perspective of human rights-based approaches (HRBAs). In the documentation of experiences and programmes that incorporated HRBAs in several Asia-Pacific countries between the years 2004-2005,more

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Socio-economic impact of HIV at the household levels in Asia and the Pacific - Report on Technical Consultation

This report presents the summary of the technical presentations and discussions at the two-day technical consultation in Colombo from 3-4 March 2009 as well as the outputs such as the survey questionnaire. The report has been prepared with a view to guide research and analytical efforts formore

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Some challenges in Human Development: Concepts, Measures, Analysis, Reporting and Advocacy

This is a report from the third regional training workshop on Human Development in Colombo, Sri Lanka from 27 to 29 September 2005. more

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South Asia Outcomes: Consultations on the High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness

The South Asia HLF Consultation had the key objectives of supporting partner countries in preparing for the Third High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness (HLF-3); ensuring that the South Asian voices genuinely contribute to the design and outcome of the Accra High Level Forum; and providing anmore