Tuesday March 21, 2017

1. Attacking the double burden of malnutrition in Asia and the Pacific

Malnutrition's causes and solutions at each stage of the human life cycle are discussed in a regional study on Nutrition Trends, Policies and Strategies and synthesized in this publication. The study aims to create a better understanding of ways to improve life span, quality of life, early cognition and life-long learning, and earning capacity of individuals and nations.

2. GrEEEn solutions for Livable Cities

Practical ways on how urban managers, development practitioners, businesses, and citizens can engage to make cities more livable by building on the city’s unique physical, social, cultural, economic and human resource assets.  The scale of urbanization in Asia today is unprecedented in urban history. Asia stands apart from other regions in terms of the absolute growth of the urban population as well as the number of densely populated megacities.

3. The Role of Community Colleges in Skills Development: lessons from the Canadian experience in developing Asia

The purpose of this book is to describe the Canadian approach to skills development, the success is achieved, and the implications of this success for policy toward skills development in Asian emerging economies.

4. Managing the Transition to a Low-Carbon economy: perspectives, policies and practices from Asia

The book assessed the low-carbon and green policies and practices taken by developed Asian countries, identifies gaps, and examines new opportunities for low-carbon green growth.

(Source: Asian Development Bank)

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Thursday February 23, 2017

APEC regional trends analysis is a 2016 report by the Asian Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC).

This paper addresses the topic of reducing trade costs in the Asia-Pacific .

While measurements shows that trade costs in APEC economies have decreased significantly between 2010 & 2014, there is a need to further understand the nature of these trade costs and why they have been falling.

(Source: APEC)

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Thursday February 16, 2017

Micro-small-medium enterprise development in the Caribbean: new issues, new solutions is a 2016 report, produced by the Caribbean Development Bank.

This publication is focused on 4 areas:

a) strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and risks facing MSMEs, and the strategic implications over the next decade
b) the "doing business" constraints, including access to finance
c) robustness of current policy, regulatory and institutional frameworks for MSME development and recommendations for improvement
d) opportunities for innovation, enhanced competitiveness and export expansion.

The study is intended to provide practical policy and other recommendation for MSME expansion and development.

(Source: Caribbean Development Bank)

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