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Asia-Pacific Regional Centre Annual Report 2012

The APRC Annual Report 2012 highlights our work on achieving the MDG and advancing the post-2015 development agenda. It tells how we advocate gender equality and women’s political participation, and describes how we support countries in the region in addressing the challenges of climate change. more

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Assessing RTAs in the Context of the Flying Geese Framework

This paper reviews assessments of regional trade agreements (RTAs), particularly within the context of Asia and the Pacific, and relates these to the broader objectives of regional cooperation directed at human development. more

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Assessing gender responsive local capacity development in Indonesia

This study presents important research on the Indonesian experience of gender responsive capacity development at the local level.  It provides insight into the kinds of gender-responsive capacity development programmes that are being initiated in Indonesia, as well as an assessment of their more

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Assessing the Relationship between Natural Hazards and Poverty – A Conceptual and Methodological Proposal

This is the methodological proposal for the first biennial Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction (GAR) by the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR). The 2009 GAR aims to analyse the relationship between natural hazards and poverty through quantitative and qualitative more

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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 legislative more

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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 of more

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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

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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 interface more

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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

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Capacity Assessment Manual for National Human Rights Institutions

The manual, Capacity Assessment Manual for National Human Rights Institutions, is the product of a partnership among the Asia Pacific Forum of National Human Rights Institutions, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, and the United Nations Development Programme more