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Documenting Emerging Lessons Learned for Human Rights-Based Programming

This note is based on lessons learned from documenting experiences and programmes that incorporated human rights-based approaches (HRBAs) in several Asia-Pacific countries. Targeted at HRBA practitioners – especially those involved in HRBA programming – this note aims to present lessons in terms of more

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E-Discussion on Climate Change and Human Development

The Asia-Pacific Human Development Network (AP-HDNet) discussion on climate change and human development started on 4 February 2010 and ended on 30 July 2010. It aimed to explore how climate change would affect human development, with a focus on how to improve the quality of human life in the more

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E-Discussion on Transforming Corruption through Human Development

The principal objective of this round of discussion on the Asia Pacific Human Development Network (AP-HDNet) was to engage stakeholders in a constructive and multifaceted debate on corruption for the Asia Pacific Human Development Report. The discussion involved four sub-themes (political economy, more

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E-Discussion: Gender – Overcoming Unequal Power, Unequal Voice

This e-discussion is a result of intense exchange among stakeholders across the region on issues around specific themes (economic equity, politico-legal equity, education, gender identities, gender mainstreaming, and folklore and historical stories) from September 2008 to April 2009. The discussion more

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East & South-East Asia Outcomes: Consultations on the High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness

The East and South-East Asia HLF Consultation had a two-fold objective: to support partner countries in preparing for the Third High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness (HLF-3); and to ensure that the East & South-East Asian voices genuinely contribute to the design and outcome of the Accra High more

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Empowering the Poor

This publication systematically analyzes 18 projects in India that uses information and communications technology (ICT) for the benefit of poor people, and provides recommendations on how ICT can be applied to the massive, widespread and seemingly intractable problems of poverty. The publication more

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Enabling Effective Responses to HIV in Pacific Island Countries: Drafting Instructions for Human rights-based Legislative Reform

This report aims to promote an enabling legal environment for the response to HIV. It presents options for human rights-based legislation for the prevention and management of HIV, for protecting those already infected and those particularly affected by or vulnerable to HIV, and for ensuring that more

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Energy Access Case Study 01 – Power to the People: Solar Energy for a Better Quality of Life, Social Equity and Socio-Economic Growth in the Philippines

This case study documents a government-led energy project in the Philippines that has adopted an innovative delivery mechanism. Aiming to expand electrification in rural and remote areas, Project ACCESS seeks to complement limited government resources with private investment. In line with a more

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Energy Access Case Study 02 – All in One Pot: Improved Cookstoves for Better Health and Environment

This case study documents a ‘good practice’ – the efficacy of large-scale manufacturing and worldwide distribution of fuel-efficient, low-emission and low-cost stoves. In collaboration with USA based designer Aprovecho Research Center, China-based Shengzhou Stove Manufacturer was able, in its first more

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Energy Access Case Study 03 – Micro-Credit for Energy Services: Transforming Basic Needs of Poor Households into Effective Market Demand

This case study documents a microfinancing scheme in the Philippines which makes renewable energy technologies accessible to poor households. BEST-OF-PREN provides loans to microfinancing intermediaries that work in poor provinces where a low percentage of households have access to electricity. To more