January 19, 2017ASEAN
Investing in ASEAN 2017
Since its formation, ASEAN has seen an underdeveloped region grow into one of the most dynamic drivers of today’s global economy. As it marks its fiftieth anniversary in 2017, the Association’s ten member countries are a significant focus of international investment as Southeast Asia’s success story continues, following the formation of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC).Investing-in-ASEAN-2017-.pdf (5 MB)Click to close
December 20, 2016ADB
Myanmar: Energy Assessment, Strategy, and Road MapClick to close
December 19, 2016UNEP
Transboundary Lakes and Reservoirs: Status and Future Trends (Volume 2)
Water is an essential requirement for all life, and the most important global integrator connecting aquatic andterrestrial ecosystems and the atmosphere in a continuing cycle of use and replenishment. Humans use freshwatersystems to address the widest range of human health and socioeconomic development needs. Lakes and reservoirsare especially important in this context, numbering in the millions and existing on every continent (the term ‘lakes’refers to both natural and artificial lakes [reservoirs]). The total number of lakes on our planet collectively coverapproximately 4.2 million km2 of land area, equivalent to half the land area of the contiguous United States. It isestimated that more than 90 per cent of all the liquid freshwater on the surface of our planet is located in lakes,reservoirs, wetlands and other lentic (standing) water systems.Volume2_Transboundary Lakes and Reservoirs_Status and Trends.pdf (6 MB)Click to close
December 15, 2016ADB
Asian Economic Integration Report 2016
With the continued anemic global economic recovery, trade growth in Asia and the Pacific decelerated in 2015, falling further behind growth in gross domestic product.
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December 01, 2016FAO
State of the World's Forests 2016 - Forests and agriculture: land-use challenges and opportunities
Forests and trees support sustainable agriculture. They stabilize soils and climate, regulate water flows, give shade and shelter, and provide a habitat for pollinators and the natural predators of agricultural pests. They also contribute to the food security of hundreds of millions of people, for whom they are important sources of food, energy and income. Yet, agriculture remains the major driver of deforestation globally, and agricultural, forestry and land policies are often at odds. The State of the World’s Forests (SOFO) 2016 shows that it is possible to increase agricultural productivity and food security while halting or even reversing deforestation, highlighting the successful efforts of Costa Rica, Chile, the Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Tunisia and Viet Nam. Integrated land-use planning is the key to balancing land uses, underpinned by the right policy instruments to promote both sustainable forests and agriculture.SOFO2016_FAO.pdf (5 MB)Click to close
December 01, 2016UNEP
The Rise Of Environmental Crime: A Growing Threat To Natural Resources, Peace, Development and Security
The growth rate of these crimes is astonishing. The reportthat follows reveals for the first time that this new area ofcriminality has diversified and skyrocketed to become theworld’s fourth largest crime sector in a few decades, growingat 2-3 times the pace of the global economy. INTERPOL andUNEP now estimate that natural resources worth as much asUSD 91 billion to USD 258 billion annually are being stolenby criminals, depriving countries of future revenues anddevelopment opportunities.The_rise_of_environmental_crime__A_growing_threat_to_natural_resources_peace,_development_and_security-2016environmental_crimes.pdf.pdf (9 MB)Click to close
November 11, 2016WWF
The Mekong River in the Economy Report
The Mekong River in the Economy report aims to reframe the debate around development and river resources management, guiding policy makers towards increased sustainability as well as continued growth.
The two are not incompatible, but interdependent. The report lays out the benefits of integrating planning in a series of short narratives, highlighting the major risks and opportunities for different sectors within each Lower Mekong Basin country and illustrating how one actor’s development decisions are felt through the entire river system.WWF 2016-Mekong River in the Economy.pdf (6 MB)Click to close
October 10, 2016ASEAN
ASEAN Strategic Plan for Culture and Arts 2016-2025
One of the goals of the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC) Blueprint is to forge solidarity and unity in the ASEAN region by building a common identity that supports greater understanding and mutual respect among the peoples of the ASEAN region. The ASCC Blueprint has effectively guided the culture sector’s initiatives, which “are deemed highly relevant in achieving the strategic objective of creating a sense of belonging, of consolidating unity in diversity, and of deepening mutual understanding among the ASEAN Member States”. Through the targets set by the ASCC Blueprint, the culture sector has likewise pushed for the conservation, preservation and safeguarding of the ASEAN community’s cultural heritage.19.-October-2016-ASEAN-Strategic-Plan-for-Culture-and-Arts-2016-2025.pdf (2 MB)Click to close
October 01, 2016ADB
ADB - Disaster Risk in Asia and the Pacific: Assessment, Management, and Finance
This report summarizes the proceedings of 3 events: the ADB-OECD Forum on Disaster Risk Financing, and the Global Seminar on Disaster Risk Financing in September 2015, and the Asian Forum of Insurance Regulators Roundtable in April 2016.
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September 15, 2016ADB
Asian Development Outlook 2016 Update: Meeting the Low-Carbon Growth Challenge
Growth has held up in developing Asia despite a difficult external environment. The region is expected to grow steadily at 5.7% in 2016 and 2017, the forecasts in this Update unchanged from Asian Development Outlook 2016.
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