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Protecting Bangladesh's migrant labourers
Construction workers
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This 4th edition of the Protifolon series sheds light on important reforms and actions concerning labour migration from Bangladesh. It is clear that the government has undertaken serious reforms in certain areas but new areas are constantly emerging. The government may consider declaring 2012-2021 the decade of migration and undertake necessary policies and programmes to face the emerging challenges in the migration sector and to promote safe labour migration from Bangladesh.

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Poverty and Vulnerability Assessment – a survey instrument for the Hindu Kush Himalayas
J. Gerlitz; S. Banerjee; B. Hoermann / International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, 2014
This publication describes the development and application of ICIMOD’s Poverty and Vulnerability Assessment (PVA), a household survey tool designed to capture key elements of poverty, vulnerability, and adaptive capacity in moun...
Barriers to infrastructure service delivery in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia
Evidence on Demand, 2014
In Africa, spending on infrastructure falls $30 to $48 billion short of estimates of the spending needed for sustained inclusive economic growth. This spending shortfall is manifest in poor access to services. For example, about two-t...
Regional cooperation for infrastructure development: towards an institutional framework for investment in the IOR - ARC
S.K. Mohanty; P. Dash / Research and Information System for Developing Countries, 2013
Infrastructure plays a key role in promoting economic growth and development. Infrastructure is considered as a priority sector for investment in the Indian Ocean Rim Association for Regional Cooperation (IOR-ARC). Due to low domestic...
Convergence on Nutrition in Agricultural Systems of Innovation: Concepts and Methods, with Examples from Pakistan
M. Loevinsohn; R. Mehmood / Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2014
The paper first briefly sketches the origins of the system of innovation (SoI) concept and the need it was seen to fulfil in agriculture. It then illustrates the different ways it has been employed as a framework to explain how change...
What works in secondary education
Health and Education Advice and Resource Team, 2013
This Helpdesk report looks at what works in secondary education, with examples fromAsia and Africa.  In particular it focuses on on four areas: quality (focusing on teacher training): this section discusses topics ...
Methodology for evaluating the effectiveness of a new farming model to promote nutrition
S. Nagarajan; R.V. Bhavani; M.S. Swaminathan / Current Science, 2014
Despite impressive gains in agricultural production and greater availability of food many people in India suffer from undernutrition. Improvements in total agricultural production that lead to greater access to nutritious food could h...
Urban poverty in Asia
Asian Development Bank, 2014
Urbanisation is a positive factor in growth and poverty reduction. Country experiences are generally consistent with the view that a rising share of the population living in urban areas plays a positive role in overall poverty reducti...
Philippine fisheries trade with ASEAN: chokepoints to AEC 2015
D.C. Israel / Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2013
The planned establishment of an ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) in 2015 has induced member-countries to implement concrete measures to improve their readiness for it. The Philippine fisheries sector has undertaken some steps to enhance...
No longer tracking greenery in high altitudes: pastoral practices of Rupshu nomads and their implications for biodiversity conservation
N. J. Singh / Pastoralism, 2013
Nomadic pastoralism has thrived in Asia’s rangelands for several millennia by tracking seasonal changes in forage productivity and coping with a harsh climate. This pastoralist lifestyle, however, has come under intense transfor...
Economic policy monitor 2012: regional economic integration and inclusive growth - engaging nations, embracing people
Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2012
With the establishment of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) in 2015, this report takes a look at the effects of the rapid pace of regional economic integration on the achievement of sustained, inclusive growth in the Philippines. Des...
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