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  • Asia-Pacific Human Development Report 2012: One Planet to ShareAsia-Pacific Human Development Report 2012: One Planet to ShareMay 10, 2012
    This regional flagship report analyses the climate change impacts from the perspectives of mountain dwellers, delta communities, islanders, indigenous and tribal peoples and the urban poor.

  • Asia-Pacific Human Development Report 2010: Power, Voices and RightsFeb 15, 2010
    The Report makes it clear that achieving gender equality promotes human development—not only for women, but for whole societies, and is central to achieving the Millennium Development Goals.

  • Asia-Pacific Human Development Report 2006: Trade on Human TermsMay 8, 2006
    The launch of the 2006 Asia-Pacific Human Development Report, Trade on Human Terms, comes at a critical time, with only a few months left before the end-of-year deadline for the completion of the Doha Development Round.

  • Asia-Pacific Human Development 2005: Promoting ICT for Human Development in AsiaAsia-Pacific Human Development 2005: Promoting ICT for Human Development in AsiaMay 8, 2005
    This Regional HDR is a major step towards bringing this to the centre of the development debate. The Report’s unique approach lies in its use of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to measure and monitor the impact of ICTs on human development.

  • Asia-Pacific Human Development Report 2003: HIV/AIDS and Human Development in South AsiaAsia-Pacific Human Development Report 2003: HIV/AIDS and Human Development in South AsiaMay 8, 2003
    This Report examines challenge of HIV in South Asia in several documents prepared by UN organizations, national Governments, research institutions, NGOs, activists working with HIV programmes and positive people’s networks.

  • E-Discussion on Climate Change and Human DevelopmentE-Discussion on Climate Change and Human DevelopmentMay 18, 2011
    The Asia-Pacific Human Development Network (AP-HDNet) discussion on climate change and human development aimed to explore how climate change would affect human development, with a focus on how to improve the quality of human life in the changing climate.

  • Enforcing Rights and Correcting Wrongs: Overcoming Gender Barriers in Legal Systems Enforcing Rights and Correcting Wrongs: Overcoming Gender Barriers in Legal Systems Dec 16, 2011
    This paper uncovers barriers to equality in legal systems that restrict human rights along gender lines – patent and latent; and proposes possible ways to redress legal discrimination for accelerating human development.

  • APHDR Technical Background Paper 2012/01Sep 16, 2013
    This paper surveys the evidence on the ways in which economic development and policies aimed at advancing human development have contributed and currently contribute to greenhouse gas emissions and global warming. It also examines the feedback effects that such warming and the resulting climate change can have on growth and human development, especially in the developing countries of the Asia-Pacific region.

  • APHDR Technical Background Paper 2012/06APHDR Technical Background Paper 2012/06Jun 27, 2012
    This paper explores the sources of greenhouse emissions in Asian cities and the particular vulnerabilities of Asian cities to the impacts of climate change. Through a review of policies and field-based studies undertaken in two Asian megacities, Jakarta (Indonesia) and Mumbai (India), local community vulnerabilities are explored and innovative adaptive measures identified.

  • APHDR Technical Background Paper 2012/07APHDR Technical Background Paper 2012/07May 7, 2013
    This paper presents the effects of increased temperatures and sea-level rise, together with other climate-linked changes to the Pacific Islands. It examines past responses to climate changes and barriers in driving adaptation to climate change at the community level. It also presents a set of fundamental challenges to livelihoods in the Pacific Islands region posed by future climate change and recommendations to reduce the impacts of such changes.