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The Asia-Pacific Rights and Justice Initiative: Regional Assessment

This report presents the assessment findings of the Asia-Pacific Rights and Justice Initiative (AP-A2J) conducted over April and May 2009. The assessment is part of a UNDP effort to respond to one of the recommendations of the global Democratic Governance Thematic Trust Fund 2008 Evaluationmore

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The Asia-Pacific Rights and Justice Initiative: Sri Lanka Country Assessment

This assessment was conducted to identify and document the results and impact of the first phase of the Sri Lanka Equal Access to Justice Project (EA2J) which took place from 2004 to December 2007 and addressed legal empowerment and A2J for the disadvantaged using a human rights-basedmore

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The Business Record Book for Market Vendors

WHY WAS THIS RECORD BOOK PRODUCED? Record keeping is good business practice that women market vendors do not usually do. Good record keeping will show the trader if the business is making any money (profit) or running at a loss. Good record keeping is needed to run a successful business andmore

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The Global Financial Crisis and the Asia-Pacific Region

UNDP Asia-Pacific Regional Centre, in partnerships with UNDP Country Offices, UNDP-HQ (Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific and Bureau for Development Policy) and other UN agencies such as UNICEF undertook a series of policy–oriented country case studies (Bangladesh; China; Cambodia; India;more

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The Great Maze: Regional and Bilateral Free Trade Agreements in Asia

The establishment of the World Trade Organization (and its Single Undertaking) has facilitated the expansion of Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) by setting common trade obligations, while setbacks in advancing the multilateral agenda have created new outlets for consideration of bilateral and regionalmore

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The Human Rights-Based Approach to Journalism: Training Manual Viet Nam

This handbook is the product of co-operation among the UN Inter-Agency Lessons Learned Project (LLP) on the Human Rights-Based Approach to Development, the international consultant (Professor Terrance Duffy), the Vietnam Institute for Human Rights (VIHR), UNESCO Hanoi Office, and the UNDP Asiamore

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The Impact of Decentralization and Urban Governance on Building Inclusive and Resilient Cities

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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The Impact of the Financial Crisis on People Living with HIV and their Households - Symposium Report

This report summarizes the presentations, discussions and recommendations made at the Symposium ‘The Impact of the Financial Crisis on People Living with HIV and their Households’ held on 12 August 2009 at the 9th International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific (ICAAP IX) in Bali, Indonesiamore

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The Millennium Declaration, Rights, and Constitutions

This publication looks at how achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) might be enhanced through reliance on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights (ESCR), and specifically through the incorporation of those rights into constitutions. It explains the framework and assumptions of humanmore

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The Potential for Cooperative Regional Industrial Development Strategies in Asia and the Implications of Emerging China and India

This policy paper attempts to provide an analytical framework, and carries out an empirical assessment of the recent patterns of growth, trade and investment flows in Asia with a special emphasis on China and India. The study argues that the trade structure of countries in Asia is undergoing amore