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Health-financing reforms in seven South East Asian countries
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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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Evaluating programmes through a climate adaptation lens: Reflections from coastal areas in Asia and the Pacific
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The paper highlights ‘lessons learned’ from a small selection of climate change adaptation and resilience (CCAR) evaluations of programmes in high-risk coastal areas in Asia and the Pacific. The objective is to distil key ...
Modernizing China in the Olympic spotlight: China’s national identity and the 2008 Beijing Olympiad
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The XXIX Olympiad is coming to Beijing at a critical juncture of the world history of globalization and the Chinese history of grand socioeconomic  transformation. Following in the footsteps of its two East Asian neighb...
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The outcomes of the 19th Conference of Parties (COP) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) are expected to have a significant impact on developments in the field of forests and climate change over the c...
Home Grown School Feeding and social protection
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A.R. Kolbe; K. Brookes; R. Muggah / Igarape Institute, 2013
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The global challenge of managing migration
P. Martin / Population Reference Bureau, 2013
The number of international migrants more than doubled between1980 and 2010, from 103 million to 220 million. In 2013, the number of international migrants was 232 million and is projected to double to over 400 million by 2050. ...
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