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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

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Trade on Human Terms: Background Papers

This is a compilation of two technical background papers prepared for the Asia-Pacific Human Development Report ‘Trade on Human Terms’.   The first paper ‘National Trade and Development Strategies: Suggested Policy Directions’ considers the impressive performance of some Asian economies, whosemore

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Trade, Trade Agreements and Non-Communicable Diseases in the Pacific

"Trade, Trade Agreements and Non-Comunicable Diseases in the Pacific Islands: Intersections, Lessons Learned, Challenges and Way Forward" summarises the proceedings of the Sub-Regional Workshop on “Trade, Trade Agreements and Non-Communicable Diseases” held in Nadi, Fiji Islands, frommore

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Trade, Trade Agreements and Non-Communicable Diseases in the Pacific Islands

"Trade, Trade Agreements and Non-Comunicable Diseases in the Pacific Islands: Intersections, Lessons Learned, Challenges and Way Forward" summarises the proceedings of the Sub-Regional Workshop on “Trade, Trade Agreements and Non-Communicable Diseases” held in Nadi, Fiji Islands, frommore

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Translating CEDAW Into Law

This report comprises the results of a desk review commissioned by the UNDP Pacific Centre and UNIFEM to assess the legislative compliance of nine Pacific Island Countries with the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). The review required themore

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Translating CEDAW Into Law: Cook Islands

This Report comprises the results of a desk review commissioned by the UNDP Pacific Centre to assess the legislative compliance of the Cook Islands with the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women 1979 (CEDAW). The review required the application of 113 indicatorsmore

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Trends and Challenges in Public Administration Reform in Asia and the Pacific

This report provides an overview of developments in public administration reform in most countries in the Asia-Pacific region. It looks at the particular role that UNDP has played in this sector and then draws a series of conclusions on UNDP’s comparative advantage in this service line. The reportmore