Asia-Pacific Development Journal

Author: United Nations,United Nations Publications

Publisher: United Nations Publications

ISBN: 9789211203998

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 128

View: 1906

The primary emphasis of the Asia Pacific Development Journal is the publishing of based, policy-oriented articles that can engage the attention of policy makers, academicians, and researchers. The articles analyze development issues and problems relevant to the Asia-Pacific region. This issue discusses the following topics: bond markets in the Pacific rim; developing debt markets in Singapore; developing bond markets to diversify long-term development finance; SME subcontracting as a bridgehead to competitiveness; human resource competitiveness; and inflow of foreign direct investment to the ASEAN region. The Journal is issued twice a year.

Asia-Pacific Development Journal, December 2008

Author: United Nations

Publisher: United Nations Publications

ISBN: 9789211205671

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 130

View: 6702

The primary emphasis of the Asia Pacific Development Journal is the publishing of based, policy-oriented articles that can engage the attention of policy makers, academicians, and researchers. The articles analyze development issues and problems relevant to the Asia-Pacific region. This issue discusses the following topics: bond markets in the Pacific rim; developing debt markets in Singapore; developing bond markets to diversify long-term development finance; SME subcontracting as a bridgehead to competitiveness; human resource competitiveness; and inflow of foreign direct investment to the ASEAN region. The Journal is issued twice a year.

Asia-Pacific Development Journal, Vol. 24, No.1, June 2017

Author: United Nations Publications

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789211207590

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 158

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This journal's objective is to provide a platform for the exchange of knowledge, experience, ideas, information and data on all aspects of economic and social development issues and concerns facing the region and aims to stimulate policy debate and assist in the formulation of policy.

Asia-Pacific Development Journal, Vol. 23, No. 2, December 2016

Author: United Nations Publications

Publisher: UN

ISBN: 9789211207392

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 142

View: 9433

The Asia-Pacific Development Journal is published twice a year by the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific. Its primary objective is to provide a medium for the exchange of knowledge, experience, ideas, information and data on all aspects of economic and social development in the Asian and Pacific region. The emphasis of the Journal is on the publication of empirically based, policy-oriented articles in the areas of poverty alleviation, emerging social issues and managing globalization.This special issue contains 6 selected papers, developed as spin-off of discussion at the 3rd North-East Asia Development Cooperation Forum. The Forum is one of the initiatives of subregional engagement of ESCAP to bring together researchers and practitioners of development cooperation in the four North-East Asian countries (China, Japan, Republic of Korea and Russian Federation), which are major players in development assistance, to discuss subregional cooperation to strengthen effectiveness of their initiatives. China International Development Research Network (CIDRN), Japan Society for International Development (JASID), Korea Association of International Development and Cooperation (KAIDEC), Russian Association of Experts in International Development Assistance are partnering with ESCAP in this initiative. The papers contained in this issue are submitted by the respective associations. The Forum in 2015, held in Tokyo on 31 October - 1 November 2015, was co-hosted by JASID and JICA Research Institute and had special focus on the development cooperation of North East Asian countries as a key to the means of implementation for Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

Asia-Pacific Development Journal

Author: United Nations Staff

Publisher: United Nations Publications

ISBN: 9789211201727

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 132

View: 5890

The primary emphasis of the Journal is the publishing of empirically based, policy-oriented articles that can engage the attention of policy makers, academicians and researchers. The articles analyze development issues and problems relevant to the Asia-Pacific region. This issue discusses the following topics: Bond markets in the Pacific rim; Developing debt markets in Singapore; Developing bond markets to diversify long-term development finance; SME subcontracting as a bridgehead to competitiveness; Human resource competitiveness and inflow of foreign direct investment to the ASEAN region. The Asia-Pacific Development Journal is issued twice a year.

Asia-Pacific Development Journal, June 2009

Author: United Nations

Publisher: United Nations Publications

ISBN: 9789211205831

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 162

View: 7184

The primary emphasis of the Journal is the publication of empirically based, policy-oriented articles, which can engage the attention of policy makers, academicians and researchers. The articles analyze development issues and problems relevant to the Asia-Pacific region. The Asia-Pacific Development Journal is issued twice a year.

Asia-Pacific Development Journal

December 2005

Author: United Nations,United Nations Publications

Publisher: United Nations Publications

ISBN: 9789211204513

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 220

View: 8610

The primary emphasis of the Asia Pacific Development Journal is the publishing of based, policy-oriented articles that can engage the attention of policy makers, academicians, and researchers. The articles analyze development issues and problems relevant to the Asia-Pacific region. This issue discusses the following topics: bond markets in the Pacific rim; developing debt markets in Singapore; developing bond markets to diversify long-term development finance; SME subcontracting as a bridgehead to competitiveness; human resource competitiveness; and inflow of foreign direct investment to the ASEAN region. The Journal is issued twice a year.

Asia-Pacific Development Journal, December 2012

Author: United Nations

Publisher: United Nations Human Settlements

ISBN: 9789211206531

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 136

View: 8388

The Asia-Pacific Development Journal (APDJ) is published twice a year by the Macroeconomic Policy and Development Division of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific. The primary objective of the APDJ is to provide a platform for the exchange of knowledge, experience, ideas, information and data on all aspects of economic and social development issues and concerns facing the region and aims to stimulate policy debate and assist policy formulation. The Asian development experience has stood out as an extraordinary example of what can be achieved when policymakers, experts, scholars and people at large harness their creativity, knowledge and foresight. The APDJ has been a proud partner in this process, providing a scholarly means for bringing together research work by eminent social scientists and development practitioners from the region and beyond for use by a variety of stakeholders. Over the years, the Journal has emerged as a key United Nations publication in telling the Asian development story in a concise, coherent and impartial manner to stimulate policy debate and assist policy formulation in the region.

Research, Development, and Innovation in Asia Pacific Higher Education

Author: J. Hawkins,K. Mok

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137457090

Category: Education

Page: 266

View: 2526

Research, Development, and Innovation in Asia Pacific Higher Education critically examines recent policies and practices adopted by governments and universities in Asia Pacific in promoting research and development, innovation, and entrepreneurial activities between the universities, industry and business. Critical reflections upon the changing relationship among these stakeholders are offered, with comparative perspectives and international insights into how universities in Asia Pacific have handled the growing pressure for top university rankings and keen competition in the knowledge-based economy.

Religion and Development in the Asia-Pacific

Sacred places as development spaces

Author: Matthew Clarke,Anna Halafoff

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317647459

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 152

View: 8499

Community development is most effective and efficient when it is situated and led at the local level and considers the social behaviours, needs and worldviews of local communities. With more than eight out of ten people globally self-reporting religious belief, Religion and Development in the Asia-Pacific: Sacred places as development spaces argues that the role and impact of religions on community development needs to be better understood. It also calls for greater attention to be given to the role of sacred places as sites for development activities, and for a deeper appreciation of the way in which sacred stories and teachings inspire people to work for the benefit of others in particular locations. The book considers theories of ‘place’ as a component of successful development interventions and expands this analysis to consider the specific role that sacred places – buildings and social networks – have in planning, implementing and promoting sustainable development. A series of case studies examine various sacred places as sites for development activities. These case studies include Christian churches and disaster relief in Vanuatu; Muslim shrines and welfare provision in Pakistan; a women’s Buddhist monastery in Thailand advancing gender equity; a Jewish aid organisation providing language training to Muslim Women in Australia; and Hawaiian sacred sites located within a holistic retreat centre committed to ecological sustainability. Religion and Development in the Asia-Pacific demonstrates the important role that sacred spaces can play in development interventions, covering diverse major world religions, interfaith and spiritual contexts, and as such will be of considerable interest for postgraduate students and researchers in development studies, religious studies, sociology of religion and geography.

Community Development in Asia and the Pacific

Author: Manohar S. Pawar

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135268959

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 244

View: 5722

There is a tremendous need for community development practice in the Asia-Pacific region due to its size and prevailing diverse socio-economic, political and cultural needs and issues. Both developed and developing countries have been reemphasizing the importance of community development and have introduced several schemes or programs for overall development. Manohar Pawar familiarizes readers with the region, presents the major social, economic and political issues, looks at values and principles, and critically analyses challenges and shows opportunities for community development practice in the region. This book will allow for anyone interested in community development both at local and global levels – scholars, non-government organizations (NGOs), government organisations, international aid agencies – to gain a broad understating of community development trends in the Asia-Pacific region.

Towards A Common Future

Understanding Growth, Sustainability in the Asia-Pacific Region

Author: Arindam Banik,Munim Kumar Barai,Yasushi Suzuki

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811055920

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 355

View: 9386

This book focuses on the tremendous shift in both economic growth and development progress taking place towards the Asia-Pacific Region. Each of the countries in the region has various concerns and challenges for its sustainable development, a common goal most of them are trying to achieve at the moment. Interestingly, sustainable development in the region may be critical for achieving sustainable development at the global level as well. With a limited mandate, the book covers some specific developmental issues of ‘the hot spots’ of APR that are regarded to be contributing to their sustainable development. The book also looks at the formation and strengthening of some economic and financial initiatives with the potentials to affect growth and influence economic cooperation and integration of the countries in the region.

The Capability Approach

Development Practice and Public Policy in the Asia-Pacific Region

Author: Francesca Panzironi,Katharine Gelber

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136297855

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 232

View: 1257

This book provides a unique laboratory of ‘capabilities in practice’ in the Asia-Pacific region. It explores the application of the capability approach in development practice and public policy from a multidisciplinary perspective by bringing together scholars and practitioners from a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds, including development studies, health policy, political science, political theory, political economy, architecture, indigenous studies, urban planning and communication technologies. The first part of the book provides a foundational theoretical framework to introduce the empirical applications of the capability theory in different areas of development practice and public policy in the Asia-Pacific region. This part discusses thorny issues in capability theory and raises the potential for capability theory to lead to new ways of thinking about old problems. The second part discusses the application of the capability approach to intransigent problems of marginalisation and the articulation of public policy in New Zealand and Australia. In particular, this part focuses on the potential implications that a capability-based approach can have on the well-being of indigenous peoples in both countries, as well as children, older renters, and urban dwellers in Australia. The third part elucidates how capability theory is being applied by researchers in the Asia-Pacific region to local issues in developing countries such as Samoa, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea and Sri Lanka. In doing so, it provides original content to the world market in capability theory by focussing on this often-neglected area of scholarship. As a whole, this volume offers a unique and innovative scrutiny of a multifaceted capability-based analysis of development practice and public policy. The scope and breadth of this volume advance the application of the capability approach and offer an indispensable resource to scholars, researchers, policy makers and policy practitioners interested in the theoretical insights and practical implications of the capability approach.

Foreign Aid in South Asia

The Emerging Scenario

Author: Late Saman Kelegama

Publisher: SAGE Publications India

ISBN: 8132109937

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

View: 3289

Foreign Aid in South Asia examines the individual South Asian country experience in dealing with foreign aid. The articles in this book show that the effectiveness of foreign aid as a developmental tool over the last few decades has been mixed, and that the Paris Declaration of 2005 has brought about some improvement in aid ownership, harmonization, mainstreaming, utilization, etc. The book examines how emerging as well as less developed South Asian economies are adapting to these developments in the context of security issues, post-conflict rehabilitation/reconstruction, and so on. The book provides many lessons for designing an international framework for aid or international aid architecture through case studies, highlighting the future policy priorities for that country. For the very first time, focus is laid on Bhutan, Maldives and Afghanistan-the three least-documented countries in the region-besides discussing about India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal.

Asia-Pacific Development Journal June 2013

Author: United Nations

Publisher: UN

ISBN: 9789211206616

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 156

View: 5149

The Asia-Pacific Development Journal (APDJ) is published twice a year by the Macroeconomic Policy and Development Division of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific. The primary objective of the APDJ is to provide a platform for the exchange of knowledge, experience, ideas, information and data on all aspects of economic and social development issues and concerns facing the region and aims to stimulate policy debate and assist policy formulation. The Asian development experience has stood out as an extraordinary example of what can be achieved when policymakers, experts, scholars and people at large harness their creativity, knowledge and foresight. The APDJ has been a proud partner in this process, providing a scholarly means for bringing together research work by eminent social scientists and development practitioners from the region and beyond for use by a variety of stakeholders. Over the years, the Journal has emerged as a key United Nations publication in telling the Asian development story in a concise, coherent and impartial manner to stimulate policy debate and assist policy formulation in the region.

Regionalism, Trade and Economic Development in the Asia-Pacific Region

Author: Muhammed Abu B. Siddique

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1847204406

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 239

View: 9751

The editor of this book is to be congratulated for providing us with the works of a group of authors who combine proficient technical skills with elegant and lucid writing capabilities. . . This book would make excellent recommended reading for both undergraduate and graduate classes in international trade and finance. Herb Thompson, Journal of Contemporary Asia This book is based on the premise that Regional Trade Agreements (RTAs) in the Asia-Pacific significantly impact on the material progress of the peoples of this region. These impacts in terms of the benefits and costs associated with RTAs will vary greatly from country to country. The internationally acclaimed contributors examine the theoretical perspective of RTAs in relation to exchange rates, the role and goals of the WTO and agriculture. The tensions and trade frictions resulting from the formation of trade blocs and their conflicts with the roles and goals of the WTO are also examined in the book. Those economies that are considered the economic powerhouses of the region including China, Japan, South Korea, major ASEAN countries and Australia are discussed in depth. The findings of the book suggest that RTAs are becoming increasingly popular in the Asia-Pacific region. However the associated costs and benefits depend on a number of complex factors including exchange rates, negotiation skills, the sectors included or excluded from the RTA, and the level of economic development of the nations signing the RTAs. The book will be particularly useful to academics, researchers, consultants, students, policy makers (including trade negotiators), and practitioners involved in trade and development in the Asia-Pacific region.

Human Development and Capacity Building

Asia Pacific trends, challenges and prospects for the future

Author: Maria Fay Rola-Rubzen,John Burgess

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317268172

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 264

View: 3139

Capacity building looks at developing the infrastructure, institutions and people and is critical to the development and participation of humans in the economy and society. Capacity building ranges from schools, roads and hospitals through to health and welfare systems, education, communication and information sharing, participation and voice, governance and opportunity. This book aims to outline the nature and scale of the capacity building challenges facing countries in the Asia Pacific region. Human Development and Capacity Building presents case studies from selected countries with an emphasis on rural development and programs that enhance opportunity and participation in the economy. It focuses on issues arising from women development in Pakistan, indigenous union voice in the French Pacific, job creation programs in Indonesia and the role of international aid and labour agencies in capacity building in Myanmar. The rich coverage will be of invaluable use to those interested in capacity building.