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- The BLDS print collection
Browse all the latest print documents from the British Library of Development Studies...
- Trade unions and labour laws around the world
- Baker and McKenzie 2010
- This book looks at the current state of works councils and trade unions for 33 countries around the world. Topics include: collective bargaining unfair labour practices trade union employe...
- Enhancing transparency in Hong Kong garment company supply chains
- CSR Asia 2009
- This report examines transparency in Hong Kong garment sector supply chain operations to provide an update of their overall performance, and any key developments facing Hong Kong companies. The research covers five categori...
- Defining the CSR priorities of businesses and stakeholders in Hong Kong
- R. Welford; C. Chan; M. Man / CSR Asia 2008
- In order to define what corporate social responsibility (CSR) means to a company, it needs to engage with its stakeholders and take into account their needs and aspirations when designing CSR strategies and programmes.This report iden...
- Asia will not age gracefully unless difficult policy choices are made very soon
- J. Menon; A. Melendez-Nakamura / Asian Development Bank 2009
- Within the next few decades, Asia is poised to become the oldest region in the world; reforming policies and creating new structures and institutions to address this challenge is a huge and complex undertaking that requires a big head...
- How do Hang Seng listed companies address corporate social responsibility?
- R. Welford; J. Dixon / Oxfam Hong Kong 2008
- This paper discusses the findings of a survey on how companies listed on the Hang Seng Index practice their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) policies. The paper notes that companies listed on the Hang Seng Index collectively have...
- What Asia must do to ensure sustainable pensions?
- A. Reilly (ed); E. Whitehouse (ed) / Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2009
- Asia's pension systems need modernising urgently to ensure that they are financially sustainable and will provide adequate retirement incomes. A core concern of this study is the social sustainability of pensions - the future ad...
- Market distortions, housing finance agencies and subsidies in Asia
- M. Davies; J. Gyntelberg; E. Chan / Bank for International Settlements 2006
- This paper examines the role of government-supported housing finance agencies in seven Asian countries - Hong Kong, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. The nature and size of the government subsidies received by the...
- The role of education in ‘successful’ globalisation
- Andy Green; Angela W. Little; Sangeeta G. Kamat / id21 Development Research Reporting Service 2008
- East Asia experienced phenomenal economic growth from the 1960s to 1990s and integrated successfully into the global economy. Japan and the East Asian tigers are widely regarded as examples of beneficial global...
- Prepayment mechanisms can protect poor households from unforeseen medical costs
- O. O'Donnell; E. van Doorslaer; R. P. Rannan-Eliya / Equitap 2005
- Heavy reliance on out of pocket (OOP) financing of health care in most developing countries leaves households exposed to the risks of unforeseen medical expenditures. This paper looks at the incidence of catastrophic medical expenditu...
- A review of financing mechanisms and health care provision amongst East Asian industrialised economies
- A. Wagstaff / World Bank 2005
- The health systems of Japan and the Asian Tigers (Hong Kong, South Korea, Singapore and Taiwan), and the recent reforms to them, provide many potentially valuable lessons to East Asia’s developing countries. This World Bank work...