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  • An investor’s guide to responsible development: An MPE primer on investment in the Mekong Region

    Quality investment depends on everyone working together to ensure socially and environmentally responsible practices. There’s an increasing awareness among government, business ...

  • "We are feeling safe about our land now" GIZ Land Program Laos: Assessing the contribution to changes in land use, investments in land and perceived tenure security

    For the past decade, GIZ has supported participatory land use planning, land registration and land titling as a vehicle for sustainable rural development in Lao PDR. Following a...

  • Bankrolling India’s dirty dozen

    An analysis paper by Dustin Hoasa on the World Bank Group's lending practices, part 2 in Inclusive Development International (IDI)'s 'Outsourcing Development' series. Published ...

  • Outsourcing development: lifting the veil on the World Bank Group’s lending through financial intermediaries

    The introductory installment of Inclusive Development International (IDI)'s 'Outsourcing Development' series on the World Bank Group's financial sector lending practices, writte...

  • “Disaster for us and the planet": how the IFC is quietly funding a coal boom

    An analysis paper on how the World Bank's International Finance Corporation has invested significantly in coal globally despite a stated ban on such activities. Written by Dusti...

  • Owning the outcomes: Time to make the World Bank Group’s financial intermediary investments more accountable

    A briefing paper written by Natalie Bugalski from Inclusive Development International in collaboration with Oxfam International, on the lack of accountability around the World B...

  • Trying to follow the Money: Possibilities and limits of investor transparency in Southeast Asia’s rush for “available” land

    This study uses publicly available financial and spatial data to examine the geography of land-intensive investment in Southeast Asia, and to identify the limits imposed by pro...

  • An overview of large scale investments in the Mekong

    This paper presents an overview of large scale investments trends in the Mekong region, the regulatory and policy changes designed to facilitate large-scale foreign and domestic...

  • Competitiveness between road and inland water transport: the case of Myanmar

    A research paper on competitiveness in the transport sector in Myanmar, specifically between road and inland water transport. Authored by Kichan Nam and Elly Win, published by T...

  • Master plan on ASEAN connectivity 

    The Associaton of Southeast Asian Nations' master plan for increasing connectivity in the region published in 2010, developed with impetus from the 15th ASEAN Summit in Cha-am H...

  • Comment of EarthRights International on the Paperwork Reduction Act review for proposed reporting requirements on responsible investment in Burma

    A submission from EarthRights International regarding the Paperwork Review Act approval process for the reporting requirements. On July 11, 2012, the U.S. Government announced ...

  • Đầu tư vào tài nguyên thiên nhiên: Vai trò của Trung Quốc ở khu vực Đông Dương 2009

    Bài viết này tóm lược thảo luận chính sách của dự án nghiên cứu "Tìm hiểu Trung Quốc dưới vai trò một nhà hoạt động ở khu vực Đông Dương" do Quỹ Heinrich Boll Stiftung, Qu...

  • Key success factor of special economic zone for Thailand

    The purpose of this paper is to identify the key factors in the success of Thailand's Special Economic Zone (SEZ). The authors use mathematical modelling and analyse 11 variable...

  • Cambodia’s special economic zones

    This study examines the role of special economic zones (SEZs) in Cambodia, and finds that the SEZs have attracted significant levels of foreign investment that would not have be...

  • Svay Rieng province investment information

    A factsheet showing key administrative and investment statistics of the Svay Rieng province including a geographical location and road network map of the province and informatio...

  • Trade and investment in the Greater Mekong Subregion: remaining challenges and the unfinished policy agenda

    This paper explores challenges relating to trade and investment in the GMS and identifies key elements of the unfinished policy agenda that need to be addressed. The paper is or...

  • A chance in Myanmar induced by the minimum wage policy in Thailand, a case study of Myawaddy industrial area

    This paper discusses the possible effects of Thailand’s minimum wage rise on the industrial area located inside the Myanmar border. The authors compare this to the maquila progr...

  • Cambodia, sector-specific investment strategy and action plan: pilot study results

    Part of a series of six country pilot studies, carried out by UNCTAD in collaboration with other agencies of the inter-agency working group (IAWG) as phase two of the program of...

  • Multinationals, technology and regional linkages in Myanmar's clothing industry

    Myanmar’s clothing industry has played a pivotal role in generating employment and exports. This article explores the role of supporting institutions in the development of cloth...

  • Staying the course: World Bank East Asia and Pacific economic update

    Economic performance and prospects of East Asian and Pacific economies. The document includes updates on recent developments, trends in growth, poverty reduction, trade flows a...

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