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Toward Export Diversification: Trade and Industrial Policy Environment in Asian LDCs - Joint Policy Brief Issue 2

This joint policy brief discusses the followings topics based on a series of studies in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Lao PDR and Nepal.   ● Prospects for export diversification ● Issues and policy options for Asian least developed countries (LDCs) ● Access to finance ● Infrastructure ● Trademore

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Towards Inclusive Governance

This publication presents lessons learnt on inclusive governance through 10 case studies of development policies and programmes, in eight Asia-Pacific countries (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Fiji, India, Iran, Philippines and Sri Lanka). Overall, they address two key questions:   • Doesmore

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Towards Universal Access: Examples of Municipal HIV Programming for Men who have Sex with Men and Transgender People in Six Asian Cities

This report describes specific examples of programme activities that seek to address HIV and promote health and rights among MSM and transgender people in six Asian cities: Bangkok, Thailand; Chengdu, China; Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam; Jakarta, Indonesia; Manila, the Philippines; and Yangon,more

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Towards a Pacific Human Security: Report on Consultation Proceedings

While more traditional conceptions of security have focused on the protection of states and national borders, proponents of ‘human security’ have suggested that governments, development agencies, civil society and communities make the individual the focus of security, and that they considermore

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Towards an 'Energy Plus' Approach for the Poor: A Review of Good Practices and Lessons Learned from Asia and the Pacific

Between 2009 and 2011, the UNDP Asia-Pacific Regional Centre led a collaborative review of 17 energy access programmes and projects implemented by governments, development agencies and the private sector in Asia-Pacific.  The review shows that projects and programmes which combine the deliverymore

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Towards an 'Energy Plus' Approach for the Poor: An Agenda for Action for Asia and the Pacific

Between 2009 and 2011 UNDP undertook a review of 17 energy access programmes in the Asia-Pacific region. This Action Agenda Note presents a summary of the key conclusions and recommendations, providing guidance for policy makers and development practitioners on expanding energy access in a mannermore

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Trade Flows and Recent Developments in Textiles and Clothing in the Asia-Pacific

This report discusses the general trend in Asia's share of the US and the EU imports of textiles and clothing products; deals with specific analysis of country-wise data; and provides some thoughts in lieu of conclusion. more

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Trade Negotiation Issues and Strategies for Asian LDCs - Joint Policy Brief Issue 3

This joint policy brief highlights a number of key negotiation issues and strategies that these LDCs can adopt to address their trade and developmental concerns. As the trade negotiation landscape is rapidly changing and significant changes have occurred in the past few months, this brief alsomore

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Trade in Environmental and Energy Services and Human Development

In the specific service sectors that are the subject of this paper, the challenge of ensuring universal and affordable access to health, water, sanitation and energy for poor people remains an utmost priority of most national governments. International trade in these services is not, and will nevermore