Being LGBT in Asia: Viet Nam Country Report

Being LGBT in Asia: the Viet Nam Country Report provides an overview of LGBT rights in Viet Nam including the effects of laws, policies, media coverage, culture, and social attitudes. The report is based on research, consultations, and the National LGBT Community Dialogues that were held in Hanoimore

Benchmarking National Legislation for Gender Equality

This publication aims to reveal de jure challenges and legal gaps that undermine women’s fundamental freedoms and rights. Based on case studies from Asia, it reviews the legal systems of Indonesia, Pakistan, the Philippines, Sri Lanka and Viet Nam to assess the extent of their legislativemore


Biodiversity Delivering Results

The publication showcases the achievements and results from projects undertaken around the world by UNDP’s network of 132 country offices and its specialized environment team. The projects face different challenges and constraints but all work to achieve common objectives that are the attainment ofmore


Breaking Barriers

This publication includes a compilation of 14 case studies on the successful deployment of free and open source software (FOSS) in select projects from Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe and Latin America. In each case study, the reason for choosing to use FOSS together with the development,more


Bridging the Gap

Natural resources management and access to and control over resources are identified as a critical concern faced by indigenous peoples throughout Asia. To address this, UNDP Regional Indigenous Peoples’ Programme (RIPP) conducted analytical studies on natural resources systems and their interfacemore


Building Political Governance Frameworks

For the past few years, the issue of parliamentary strengthening in the Pacific Islands has been growing in importance. Donors and local stakeholders alike have come to realise that most governance issues are highly dependent on the overarching political governance frameworks within which Executivemore


Building Security for the Poor: Potential and Prospects for Microinsurance in India (Second edition)

This publication contributes to thinking at the policy and operational levels, triggered discussion among insurers looking for market prospects, and motivated further exploration into growth of the sector to benefit the poor. A broader motivation is to continue to engage with policy makers,more


Capacity Assessment Manual for National Human Rights Institutions

This manual is the product of a partnership among the Asia Pacific Forum of National Human Rights Institutions (APF), the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), and the United Nations Development Programme Asia-Pacific Regional Centre (UNDP APRC) to providemore


Capacity Development 2011 Update

The importance of understanding - and supporting - the transformative points of change that can create, retain and sustain capacities critical to the achievement and safeguarding of development results has been key to our work in 2011. The publication presents a ‘recap’ of how the APRC Capacitymore


Capacity Development during Political Transitions - The Case of Afghanistan

This paper presents some of the main governmental and donor-supported programmes and projects aimed at strengthening systemic, institutional and individual capacities in the public sector, to assess their weaknesses and achievements to date, and derive some lessons learnt for capacity developmentmore