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Guidance Note of the Secretary-General : The United Nations and Land and Conflict

Over the coming decades, competition and conflict over land is likely to intensify with the growing pressures of climate change, population growth, increased food insecurity, migration and urbanizatio...

On Mar 21, 2019

Readiness of National Statistical Systems in Asia and the Pacific for Leveraging Big Data to Monitor the SDGs

In September 2015, the world committed to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which have broad and interconnected social, economic, social, econo...

On Mar 20, 2019

Free To Be Mobile

What do we talk about when we talk about technology-enabled violence? We mostly talk about online violence, or violence on the internet. Verbal abuse. Rape threats. Images spreading without consent. S...

On Mar 12, 2019

Sectoral amd Skill Contributions to Labor Productivity in Asia

Using a decomposition approach on data collected by the Asian Productivity Organization (APO) as well as World Input-Output data, it shows that in most Asian economies the services sector makes the la...

On Mar 12, 2019

Determinants and Impacts of Financial Literacy in the Lao PD

The paper extends the literature by conducting the survey in a relatively low-income Asian economy— the Lao PDR—and analyzing the determinants of financial literacy and the effects of financial litera...

On Mar 12, 2019

Services and Manufacturing in Global Value Chains: Is the Dstinction Obsolete?

This paper introduces a taxonomy of service activities in GVCs and describes the main statistical challenges in assessing the contribution of manufacturing and services to output, value added, or trad...

On Mar 07, 2019

Rebalancing the Economy and Reforming the Fiscal System of the People’s Republic of China

The goal of the note is to lay out and discuss a package of reforms that could be consistent with the objectives of the government. The fiscal instruments that we consider here include the division of...

On Mar 07, 2019

Book Review: Nine Innings during a War

Review of 'Nine Innings for the King: The Day Wartime London Stopped for Baseball, July 4, 1918' by Jim Leeke, McFarland, 2015. 216 pp. $19.99 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7864- 7870-5.

On Mar 01, 2019

Is Ayushman Bharat the answer to India’s healthcare woes?

Does India’s newest health protection mission do more than create a ‘narrative’ on health care in a pre-election year? More importantly, is health care through insurance the best option for a country...

On Feb 28, 2019

Private Hospitals in Health Insurance Network in India: A Reflection for Implementation of Ayushman Bharat

This paper examines the availability and spread of private hospitals in the country to provide insights on the potential access to insured health services in GSHIS schemes. It uses three sets of infor...

On Feb 20, 2019