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Health-financing reforms in seven South East Asian countries
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S. Torfinn/ Panos Pictures

Health-financing reforms in seven South East Asian countries are reviewed in this study. These countries have sought to reduce dependence on out-of-pocket payments, increase pooled health finance, and expand services, stepping towards universal coverage. The author underlines that expanding coverage of good-quality services and ensuring adequate human resources are important to achieve universal coverage.

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Sixth Asian and Pacific Population Conference (APPC) outcome document
Association for Women's Rights in Development, 2013
The sixth Asian and Pacific Population Conference (APPC) was held in Bangkok in September 2013. This outcome document sets out a set of policy directions and priority actions agreed by the states assembled at the conference. The docum...
Natural systems and climate change resilience in the Lower Mekong Basin: future directions for biodiversity, agriculture and livelihoods in a rapidly changing environment
J. Carew-Reid; L. Taylor / International Centre for Environmental Management, 2014
This report finds that despite the diversity of livelihoods and ecosystems In the Lower Mekong Basin, most sectors’ resilience to climate change is dependent on health natural ecosystems. This report draws on climate chan...
Gender, Poverty And Development: Gender Sensitive Budgeting And Other 'Best Practices'
R. Dewan / ESocialSciences, 2004
The dominance of the mainstream growth-oriented development paradigm is being increasingly superseded by the Sustainable Human Development approach. No concept of development, however, can be complete unless and until it incorporates ...
Reclaiming & Redefining Rights - ICPD+20: Status of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Asia-Pacific
In 1994, 179 governments committed to advance the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) in Cairo. This landmark agreement put women’s empowerment and autonomy at ...
A strategic agricultural sector and food security diagnostic for Burma
S. Haggblade (ed); D. Boughton; G. Denning / Food Security III Cooperative Agreement, Michigan State University, 2013
Despite its enormous potential, Myanmar’s agriculture has underperformed over the past fifty years. Furthermore, given that two-thirds of the population works primarily in agriculture, low farm productivity translates into high ...
PACC Experiences: Gender and climate change adaptation
Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme, 2014
This paper focuses on the mainstreaming of gender into climate change adaptation at all levels in the Pacific islands region – from national policy to on-the-ground initiatives. It argues that there is universal benefit w...
Rethinking Social Protection Using a Gender Lens
R. Holmes; N. Jones / Overseas Development Institute, 2010
The role of gender in social protection is complex, shaping the types of risks tackled, how they are tackled, public buy-in and programme implementation practices. However, the extent to which gender has been integrated into social pr...
Gender justice and social norms - processes of change for adolescent girls
R. Marcus; C. Harper / Overseas Development Institute, 2014
This publication presents the analytical framework for the current phase (year two) of the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) DFID-funded multi-year policy research programme, ‘Transforming the lives of adolescent girls’...
Agribusiness models for inclusive growth in Myanmar: diagnosis and ways forward
D. Byerlee; D. Kyaw; U.S. Thein / Food Security III Cooperative Agreement, Michigan State University, 2014
Successful development experiences have demonstrated the greater efficiency achieved with a growth strategy based on small and medium-scale farmers (SMFs). This study is sought to identify potential agribusiness models for enhancing i...
Meaning of indian economic dynamism for the East Asian economic integration process
R.U. Das / Research and Information System for Developing Countries, 2014
The study sets out to demonstrate what Indian economic dynamism brings to the ASEAN+6 process, including its developmental implications. It also aims to highlight how India’s soft power has not only cultural and ethical dimensio...
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