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Spotlight series: Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI)
Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) is an independent foundation, which adopts a broad, integrative approach to public health, tailoring its endeavours to Indian conditions whilst also bearing relevance to countries facing similar challenges and concerns. It was launched in 2006 as a response to the limited institutional capacity in India for strengthening training, research and policy development in the area of Public Health. Here we look at PHFI as part of our Spotlight series that profiles research organisations based in developing countries.

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Costs of non-cooperation in South Asia: an illustration and way forward
R.U. Das / Research and Information System for Developing Countries 2016
The South Asian economic integration has remained afflicted with a narrative that is more often than not a negative one. As a part of this, the arguments put forth include the assertion that the region lacks in trade complemen...
Degraded Peri-urban biophysical environments in South Asia
Water Security in Peri-Urban South Asia 2013
Urbanization leads to the deterioration of peri-urban biophysical environments. Urban sprawl encroaches and degrades peri-urban ecosystems,and alters the natural  equilibrium. This  in  turn, depletes the resource base ...
The State of Biodiversity in West Asia: a mid-term review of progress towards the Aichi Biodiversity Targets
United Nations [UN] Environment Programme 2016
Global Biodiversity Outlook-4 (GBO-4), the mid-term review of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 , published by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (SCBD), provides a global assessment of progress towa...
Intrapartum oxytocin (mis)use in South Asia
P. Brhlikova; Patricia Jeffery; Gitanjali Priti Bhatia; Sakshi Khurana / Journal of Health Studies 2009
Oxytocin is a natural hormone with uterine stimulant properties that plays a prominent role in obstetric practice. Clinical guidelines for oxytocin use intrapartum emphasise that injudicious use has serious potential for adverse outco...
South-South cooperation: conference proceedings 2016
Research and Information System for Developing Countries 2016
Emerging economies such as India have their own philosophy underlying development cooperation. The norms and mechanisms of such cooperation are different from OECD norms or norms followed by international financial institutions. ...
Climate impacts on food security and livelihoods in Asia: a review of existing knowledge
United Nations [UN] World Food Programme 2016
There is agreement in the scientific community that the global food system will experience unprecedented pressure in the coming decades – demographic changes, urban growth, environmental degradation, increasing disaster r...
Review of laws policies and regulations governing labour migration in asian and arab states.pdf
UN Women 2013
This publication is meant to serve as a ready reference on the country-specific legal protections that exist for women migrantworkers in source and destination countries in the programmeme countries of un Women’s Asia & Arab ...
The AIIB and investment in action on climate change
D. Nassiry; S. Nakhooda / Overseas Development Institute 2016
This working paper from the ODI suggests Asian countries are emerging as leaders in clean energy with new business models that meet the needs of poor people within poor countries. Countries in the region are also highly vulnerable to ...
Transformations for sustainable development: promoting environmental sustainability in Asia and the Pacific
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific 2016
Asia and the Pacific is a dynamic region. Regional megatrends, such as urbanization, economic and trade integration and rising incomes and changing consumption patterns, are transforming its societies and economies while multiplying t...
Climate projections for local adaptation in the Hindu-Kush Himalayas
B. van Oort / Center for International Climate and Environmental Research, Oslo 2014
This report is an output of the Himalayan Climate Change Adaptation Programme (HICAP). The aim of this report is to present downscaled climate scenarios in a relevant, understandable and illustrative manner for a diverse group of end-...
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