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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

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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