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  • Asian Development Bank and Cambodia

    Updated yearly, this factsheet provides social and economic indicators on Cambodia as well as concise information on the Asian Development Bank's operations in the country and c...

  • Mekong River Basin, mobilising grassroots engagement and facilitating high-level dialogue for transboundary water management

    A case study of the Water and Nature Initiative's activities in the Mekong. These follow a strategy of mobilizing grass-roots engagement of local stakeholders in decision making...

  • Greater Mekong Subregion economic cooperation program

    A brief about the Asian Development Bank's economic cooperation program. The aim of the project is: (i) increasing connectivity through sustainable development of physical infra...

  • Strategic environmental assessment in the Greater Mekong Subregion (brief)

    This brief outlines the value of strategic environmental assessment (SEA). It is argued that SEA can assist GMS decision makers to more effectively balance economic, social, and...

  • Connecting South Asia to Southeast Asia: cross-border infrastructure investments

    Explores strengthening connectivity between South Asia and Southeast Asia by identifying the missing links in transport networks. In particular the role of cross-border transpor...

  • Against the odds: Building a coalition using a new federalism for unity and progress in Myanmar

    This paper outlines an approach to progress in Myanmar. The paper builds upon field trips to the Kachin, Karen, Mon and Shan states and to Chiang Mai, Thailand, and uses the fra...

  • Investigations into tortoise and freshwater turtle trade in Vietnam

    A research report detailing investigations into the tortoise and freshwater turtle trade in Vietnam. The study focused on local and export use of live animals and products. Trad...

  • Sector assessment: Transport (Myanmar, draft summary)

    A draft summary of transport issues in Myanmar. The report discusses 1) sector performance, problems and opportunities; 2) the government's sector strategy; 3) the Asian Develop...

  • Climate change in Southeast Asia: Focused actions on the frontlines of climate change

    This publication identifies the significant issues and challenges relating to climate change being faced by Southeast Asian countries, and highlights emerging responses and best...

  • Freedom in the world 2015. Discarding democracy: Return to the iron fist

    This annual report evaluates the condition of political rights and civil liberties in 195 countries and 15 territories. For the ninth consecutive year, the report showed an over...

  • Linking poverty reduction with forest conservation: Case studies from Vietnam

    A report linking poverty reduction with forest conversation. The authors first review policies and programmes in Vietnam relating to forest conservation and poverty reduction. T...

  • The water transport network between Yunnan and mainland Southeast Asia

    This report outlines the development and significance of water transport networks based on Yunnan's six water systems. The author first outlines the development of water transpo...

  • Lao PDR labour standards and productivity in the garments export sector

    This report describes labour practices in the Laos garments export sector as seen by both management and labour. It is based on an analysis of primary data collected through a r...

  • Old, new and potential economic corridors in the Mekong region (book chapter)

    Chapter one of the book "Emerging economic corridors in the Mekong region" (full book listed as a separate item). This chapter first reviews the history of prioritised transport...

  • Travel and tourism economic impact 2015 - Laos

    A report on the economic impact of the travel and tourism sector in Laos. Data is provided on the sector's contribution to GDP and employment; exports and investment; components...

  • Structural reform for growth, equity, and national sovereignty

    This discussion paper analyses several key policy challenges confronting Vietnam. This document was written to provide background for the Vietnam Executive Leadership Program, 2...

  • Nothing sweet about It: how sugar fuels land grabs

    Land grabbing is a bitter secret in the sugar supply chains of some of the world’s biggest food and beverage companies. Poor communities across the globe are in dispute or have...

  • Effectiveness of research and innovation management at policy and institutional levels, Cambodia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam

    The final report of a project on effectiveness of research and innovation management at policy and institutional management in four countries (Cambodia, Malaysia, Thailand and V...

  • Current trends in employment, and industrial relations and labour laws in Asia

    A presentation about trends in employment, industrial relations and labour laws in Asia. The presenter discusses the population of Asia that constitute the ‘working poor’. They ...

  • ASEAN framework on extractives industries governance

    This presentation gives an overview of the ASEAN Framework on Extractives Industries Governance. The presenter outlines the context of the framework, the importance of the extra...

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