Wednesday August 24, 2016

New titles from the Asian Development Bank (ADB), all published in 2015.

1. Aid for trade in Asia and the Pacific

2. Development of capital markets in member countries of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation

3. Financing low-carbon urban development in South Asia

4. Gender and urban poverty in South Asia

5. Gender equality and the labour market: Cambodia, Kazakhstan, the Philippines

(Source: ADB)

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The Economist takes a look on the best and worst cities in the world with this map feature.

Deciding which cities in the world are the most liveable is difficult because it is just so subjective. Living in a megacity like Tokyo might be too much for some people, while the slower paced lifestyle of Cleveland may not be exciting enough for others.

The Economic Intelligence Unit (EIU) attempts instead to quantify the the most liveable cities, that is, which locations around the world provide the best or the worst living conditions.

The Liveability Index, measured out of 100, considers 30 factors related to safety, health care, educational resources, infrastructure and the environment to calculate scores for 140 cities.

(Source: The Economist)

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Thursday August 18, 2016

New to the Collection: European Union titles on Human Rights

1. The frozen conflicts of the EU's Eastern neighbourhood and their impact on the respect of human rights

2. Fundamental rights implications of the obligation to provide fingerprints for Eurodac

3. Mapping of NGOs working for women's rights in selected Member States

4. The ethical implications of new health technologies and citizen participation

5. Legal implications of EU accession to the Istanbul Convention

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