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The State of Human Development in the Pacific

Pacific Island countries (PICs) are facing enormous challenges related to profound changes underway across their societies and economies. Climate change, migration, monetization, slow and volatile economic growth and the transition from traditional subsistence-based economies tomore

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The Women and Wealth Project - Empowering Positive Women through Social Enterprises: Results Assessment

The Women and Wealth Project Results Assessment details the experiences of this innovative pilot project that sought to empower and improve the well-being of women living with HIV through the development of social enterprises that would provide a livelihood and a safe working environment free ofmore

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Threat Posed by the Economic Crisis to Universal Access to HIV Services for Migrants

Issued jointly by the UN Development Programme (UNDP), the International Labor Organization (ILO) and the Joint Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), “The Threat Posed by the Economic Crisis to Universal Access to HIV Services for Migrants” makes predictions on migration policies and HIV/AIDS programmesmore

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Toward Export Diversification: Trade and Industrial Policy Environment in Asian LDCs - Joint Policy Brief Issue 2

This joint policy brief discusses the followings topics based on a series of studies in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Lao PDR and Nepal.   ● Prospects for export diversification ● Issues and policy options for Asian least developed countries (LDCs) ● Access to finance ● Infrastructure ● Trademore

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Towards Inclusive Governance

This publication presents lessons learnt on inclusive governance through 10 case studies of development policies and programmes, in eight Asia-Pacific countries (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Fiji, India, Iran, Philippines and Sri Lanka). Overall, they address two key questions:   • Doesmore

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Towards Universal Access: Examples of Municipal HIV Programming for Men who have Sex with Men and Transgender People in Six Asian Cities

This report describes specific examples of programme activities that seek to address HIV and promote health and rights among MSM and transgender people in six Asian cities: Bangkok, Thailand; Chengdu, China; Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam; Jakarta, Indonesia; Manila, the Philippines; and Yangon,more

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Towards a Pacific Human Security: Report on Consultation Proceedings

While more traditional conceptions of security have focused on the protection of states and national borders, proponents of ‘human security’ have suggested that governments, development agencies, civil society and communities make the individual the focus of security, and that they considermore

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Towards an 'Energy Plus' Approach for the Poor: A Review of Good Practices and Lessons Learned from Asia and the Pacific

Between 2009 and 2011, the UNDP Asia-Pacific Regional Centre led a collaborative review of 17 energy access programmes and projects implemented by governments, development agencies and the private sector in Asia-Pacific.  The review shows that projects and programmes which combine the deliverymore

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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