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Report of the ASEAN Regional Assessment of MDG Achievement and Post-2015 Development Priorities Presents milestones and annual target of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) among ASEAN members in 8 aspects, namely: to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger to achieve universal primary education to promote gender equality and women empowerment to reduce child mortality to improve maternal health to combat HIV/AIDs, malaria and other diseases to ensure environmental sustainability and to develop a global partnership for development. Out ...Continue Reading English 92710
Guidelines on ASEAN Good Aquaculture Practices (ASEAN GAqP) for Food Fish Introduces background, purpose, scope, development and country representatives of ASEAN Good Aquaculture Practices (GAqP) for Food Fish. Outlines agreed conducts of ASEAN GAqP (Food Fish) in 4 aspects, namely food safety, animal health and welfare, environmental integrity, and socio-economic aspects. Emphasizes that the aquaculture activities should be conducted in accordance with international food safety standard and regulations by FAO/ WHO, ...Continue Reading English 92700
Thought/Issues Paper on ASEAN Food Security: Towards a more Comprehensive Framework Desker, Barry Notes that food security is fundamental to human security and sustainable development. Argues that as ASEAN moves towards an integrated community of caring societies in 2015 and beyond. Cites that food security should be an integral part of the ASEAN community building agenda and deserves more attention than it has been getting in the AEC Blueprint. Contends that ASEAN needs to be infused with a new thinking on food security that is responsive ...Continue Reading English 87960
Does Increased Per Capita Trade Lead to Human Development? -- A Study of the ASEAN Countries, China, Japan and Korea (ASEAN Plus Three) Deng, Rui Examines the direct relationship between human development and per capita trade. Hypothesizes that the increase in per capita trade is positively correlated with the enhancement of human development, measured by the UNDP Human Development Index. Uses panel data covering the ASEAN Plus Three countries from 1990 to 2011, adopting Ordinary Least Squares (OLS) model with country and year controls for quantitative analysis. Confirms the positive rel ...Continue Reading English 87943
Food Security and the Commons in ASEAN: The Role of Singapore Christ, Melissa Cate Suggests that the steps taken by ASEAN member countries to implement the strategic thrusts laid out in the ASEAN Integrated Food Security (AIFS) Framework contribute to the development of a regional commons which is based on prioritizing the right to food and a healthy life. Presents Singapore as a case study for the increasing importance of taking a commons perspective on food supply and security. Focuses on possible actions to diversify foo ...Continue Reading English 87429
Informal and Illegal Movement in the Upper Greater Mekong Subregion: Costs and Benefits of Informal Networks for Goods and People Thiesmeyer, Lynn Studies labor migration and goods smuggling that impact on the kinds of human trafficking and other forms of illegal cross-border movement in upper Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) which is also a big issue for ASEAN. Identifies existing systems and patterns of networks with the geographic space of the Golden Quadrangle that houses vulnerable communities. Investigates the new border livelihood potentials that are accessed to replace local economi ...Continue Reading English 87275
Non-Tariff Barriers to Trade in the ASEAN Priority Goods Sectors de Dios, Loreli C. Studies the non-tariff measures affecting trade in goods among ASEAN members in the nine priority goods sectors, namely fisheries, agro-based, wood-based, textiles and apparel, healthcare, rubber-based, automotive, electronics, and information and communication technology (ICT). Analyzes data from the ASEAN non-tariff measures (NTMs) database which is based on official notifications by member countries to the ASEAN Secretariat. Presents the fin ...Continue Reading English 86861
Narrowing the Development Gap in ASEAN: Drivers and Policy Options Compiles six essays by different experts in development economics. Communicates the latest findings on narrowing the development gap that prevails between ASEAN member states and between sub-regions within ASEAN. Includes papers on monitoring progress towards narrowing the gap on the role of ASEAN connectivity in reducing the gap and on regional development cooperation. Summarizes different ASEAN sub-regional groupings including their member ...Continue Reading English 86856
ASEAN Industries and the Challenge from China Investigates the rise of China and its significance for Southeast Asian region, looking at the seismic shift occurring in the power configuration between the great powers. Presents background of Chinese policy and its evolution, and studies the recent development of China's influence in Southeast with the presence of the U.S as a big power. Addresses the rise of Asia's financial centers. Analyzes a review of relations between the selected thre ...Continue Reading English 86747
Data Collection Survey on ASEAN Regional Collaboration in Disaster Management Final report: Country Report: Thailand Presents data collection survey on ASEAN regional collaboration in disaster management for future plans of ASEAN member states, especially Thailand,and in the field of natural disaster management. Provides basic information on disaster management of ASEAN countries and the needs and potential assessment for the development of disaster management in the ASEAN region. Describes an overview of the disaster in ASEAN regions from 1980 to 2011. Pres ...Continue Reading English 86703
Data Collection Survey on ASEAN Regional Collaboration in Disaster Management, Final Report: Main Report Presents data collection survey on ASEAN regional collaboration in disaster management for future plans of each ASEAN Country in the field of natural disaster management. Provides basic information on disaster management of ASEAN countries and the needs and potential assessment for the development of disaster management in the ASEAN region. Provides an overview of the disaster in ASEAN regions for the past 32 years from 1980 to 2011. Outlines ...Continue Reading English 86678
Social Security for Migrant Labour in the Greater Mekong Subregion Pasadilla, Gloria O. Reviews background on labour migration in ASEAN and Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) by looking at the social protection access of migrants in the region and social security. Discusses labour migration trends in ASEAN and in the GMS to note changing patterns and direction of labour migration. Studies social protection and the access status of GMS migrant workers, the legislative and legal barriers in accessing social security in host countries. ...Continue Reading English 86664
Country Report of the ASEAN Assessment on the Social Impact of the Global Financial Crisis: Lao PDR Presents the result from a project implemented by World Bank and the ASEAN Secretariat.Deals with the impact of the crisis and the Lao government's response. Summarizes that there has been no substantial impact in Lao PDR. Notes some negative effects on trade and the natural resource sector households' vulnerabilities caused by increasing global market integration negative implications for workers in the garment and jewelry industries and ex ...Continue Reading English 86534
India's Engagement with ASEAN: Beyond Trade in Goods Shankaran Nambiar Reviews the ASEAN-India economic relationship from the early 1990s up to the free trade agreement (AIFTA) concluded in 2009, adding India's plans for bilateral FTAs with ASEAN member states. Compares ASEAN's comparative advantage in manufacturing with that of India in services, suggesting they exploit their complementarities. Looks beyond trade in goods and finds that trade in services, security, the environment and infrastructure offer opportu ...Continue Reading English 86526
Climate Change and Price Volatility: Can We Count on the ASEAN Plus Three Emergency Rice Reserve? Deals with the ASEAN Plus Three Emergency Rice Reserve (APTERR), which was created by the ASEAN Plus Three to meet food relief requirements resulting from natural disasters and other emergency situations. Evaluates the effectiveness of the APTERR as a mechanism for addressing food security by conducting econometric analysis of the impact of monthly trade flows on domestic prices. Focuses on China, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietn ...Continue Reading English 86505
ASEAN Framework Action Plan on Rural Development and Poverty Eradication (2011-2015) Outlines the priorities, plan of action, and operational strategies of ASEAN in its poverty eradication efforts during 2011-2015. Aims to support the sustainable development of rural areas and the eradication of food insecurity in the ASEAN region. Notes that 70% of the poor in Southeast Asia live in rural areas and are active in agriculture, forestry, and fishery. Adds that the growing urban poverty is rooted out of rural poverty. Outlines r ...Continue Reading English 86495
ASEAN Roadmap for the Attainment of the Millennium Development Goals Explains that the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) mirror ASEAN's commitment to building a caring and sharing community by 2015. Notes that the MDGs' goals and targets for improving wellbeing and reducing poverty are in line with the purposes of ASEAN. Notes that ASEAN member states have made remarkable progress towards the full achievement of the MDGs. Points out that significant challenges remain, notably narrowing the development gaps wit ...Continue Reading English 86493
Multi-Level Governance the ASEAN Way Schreurs, Miranda A Notes that regional cooperation in Southeast Asia has been strongly influenced by its history. Explains that independence was slow to come to many Southeast Asian states, and often followed by bloody internal strife, dictatorships and military rule. Reviews the creation of an ASEAN Community from 1967 until 2010, including the adoption of the community blueprints in 2009. Comments on the pressures ASEAN has felt for the development of more regi ...Continue Reading English 86469
The ASEAN Regional Forum and the EU's Role in Promoting Security in the Asia-Pacific Weber, Katja Examines the role of European Union (EU) in the principal forum for security cooperation in Asia-Pacific. Argues that, while both the EU and the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) agree on the need to tackle human security issues such as terrorism, organized crime or disaster relief. Suggests that this is due to diverging considerations of state sovereignty. Describes the EU's focus on economic development, experience sharing in regional integration, ...Continue Reading English 86408
The Roles of Royal Thai (RTN.) for Enhancement of Maritime Security in ASEAN Community Pradit Sirikupt Aims to study the concept and establishment of ASEAN Community, threats and problems affecting maritime security in ASEAN Community and Royal Thai (RTN)'s sea operational missions, and the roles of RTN for enhancement of maritime security. Provides big problems impacted on maritime security derived from conventional threats and non-traditional threat. States that RTN can give naval force for Military role, Constabulary and assistance role, and ...Continue Reading Thai 86312
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