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Feasible Study: Optimal Conditions for Effective Regional Media Self-Regulation in the Pacific Islands

Common concerns exist across the Pacific region among stakeholders over the quality of media reporting and the absence of common media standards and enforcement mechanisms with regards to journalism ethics and standards. Simultaneously, there is growing pressure on the media with increasinglymore

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Financing Local Responses to Climate Change

Asia and the Pacific is one of the world’s most vulnerable regions to the effects of climate change and the expected impacts are likely to intensify in the future. The region is also a large emitter of greenhouse gases (GHGs), and unless urgent action is taken to curb emissions, this trend willmore

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Financing Options of Renewable Energy: The Asia-Pacific Experience

This report is part of a set of three policy studies which builds extensively upon prior work undertaken for the Policy study on Regional Mapping of Options to Promote Private Investments in Alternative Energy Sources for the Poor.   The study reviewed the role of private sector investmentmore

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Fiscal Decentralisation and Poverty Reduction

This primer is intended to provide an introduction to the main principles of fiscal decentralisation, to examine linkages between poverty reduction and fiscal decentralisation, to briefly describe major comparative experiences, and to clarify UNDP’s approaches and entry points. It should be read inmore

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Flying Colours, Broken Threads

The Report discusses the general trend in Asia’s share of US and EU imports of textiles and clothing (T&C) products; deals with some of policy concerns emanating from the recent development in the T&C trade; analyses successful case studies from three countries (Cambodia, Sri Lanka,more

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From Development to Human Development: Tool for Applying the Human Development Perspective

Adopting a human development perspective involves recognition of development as a process beyond economic concerns and beyond a particular sector, to one that respects the choices and freedoms of human beings and seeks to enlarge capabilities and opportunities for all.   This tool aims tomore

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From Development to Human Development: Tool for Examining Themes from a Human Development Perspective

This tool helps examining development theme and seeks to develop skills to look at development issues from human development perspective. Adopting a human development perspective involves recognition of development as a process beyond economic concerns to one that respects the choices and freedommore

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Gender Dimensions of Intellectual Property and Traditional Medicinal Knowledge

Many countries are taking steps to develop national legislation to protect and promote their traditional knowledge; however, there are growing concerns about the constraints that may be placed on governments as a result of Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rightsmore

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Gender Equality in Elected Office in Asia Pacific: Six Actions to Expand Women’s Empowerment

This publication provides an overview of women’s political representation in Asia-Pacific member states, and reviews the impact of series of six fast-track institutional reforms which can contribute towards the attainment of gender equality in elected office. These six “windows or opportunity”more

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Gender Equality: Women’s participation and leadership in governments at the local level

This report provides research and analysis of the underlying causes for the lack of participation by women in leadership at local and national levels to help policymakers and all stakeholders who are trying to improve participation and leadership by women leading to also security and safety ofmore