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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
Consumer Protection and the Establishment of the ASEAN Economic Community: Study on Background, Necessity and the Current Situation Aimpaga Techa-apiku Considers how consumer protection measure is one of the main factors which ASEAN recognize as a key for ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) 2015. Outlines the role of consumer protection in international trade and economic community. Presents the experience and revolution of the European Union to reflect the essential role of consumer protection in developing ASEAN. Deals with the situation and progress of consumer protection policy under ASEAN's r ...Continue Reading Thai 86062
Thammasat Law Journal Contains articles in many topics related to ASEAN Economic Community (AEC). Discusses consumer protection and the establishment of the AEC, covering background, necessity and the current situation. Provides professional services under AEC free trade in services and its law enforcement problems in Thailand. Focuses on strengthening the sociology of law and institution approaches to international investment law in ASEAN, studying liberalization ...Continue Reading Thai 86061
ASEAN Environmental Law, Policy and Governance: Selected Documents, Volume 2 Evaluates the compilation of selection of documents, focusing on environmental law which is wide-ranging and straddles the three 'ASEAN pillars', namely, political-security, economic and social-culture communities. Deals with sectoral areas including nature conservation and biodiversity, trans-boundary pollution, water resources managements, animal and human health, and energy and climate change. Mentions that ASEAN has a vital role to play in ...Continue Reading English 85999
ASEAN Economic Community: Handbook for Business 2012 Points out, in a foreword by Secretary-General Dr. Surin Pitsuwan, that there remain gaps in the understanding by the private sector of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), its realization and its implications for the markets. Serves as a guide for companies to place ASEAN in their business plans. Describes the ASEAN Trade in Goods Agreement (ATIGA). Mentions further trade facilitation measures, such as customs modernization and single window. ...Continue Reading English 85926
Enhancing ASEAN's Resiliency to Extreme Rice Price Volatility Clarete, Ramon L. Focuses on the further actions toward enhancing ASEAN resiliency to extreme rice price volatility.Introduces a framework for reducing price volatility such as extreme rice price volatility and menu of options for reducing price volatility. Outlines fostering trade facilitation by making available the rice surpluses of exporting countries to those experiencing shortages. Deals with links of price volatility and trade, rice trade and food for tho ...Continue Reading English 85876
Regional and Country Reports of the ASEAN Assessment on the Social Impact of the Global Financial Crisis Monitors the social impacts of the Global Financial Crisis. Studies on different topics such as the global economic slowdown in ASEAN member states. Analyzes labour market impacts, health outcomes and school enrollment. Discusses poverty and welfare of each ASEAN member state. Deals with social protection policy and responses to the crisis. Introduces the recent evolution of social protection system in ASEAN. Lists all social protection res ...Continue Reading English 85868
ASEAN Strategic Framework on Social Welfare and Development (2011-2015) Deals with the ASEAN strategic framework and plan of action for social welfare, family and children of 2011-2015. Focuses on four priorities such as children, older persons, persons with disabilities and family development. Presents the background of prioritizes children. Summarizes plan of actions for children, including capacity building in human resources and research analysis. Details the mechanism to promote and protect children from abus ...Continue Reading English 85844
Medium-Term Programme 1996-1998: ASEAN Drug Abuse Control Gives a background to the ASEAN Three-Year Plan of Action on Drug Abuse Control. Explains that the prevention and control of drug abuse, including the combat of illicit trafficking, have been on ASEAN's agenda since 1972. Hints at limitations in designing the Work Programme due to personnel and financial constraints. Describes that the Work Programme will be managed by the ASEAN Senior Officials on Drug Matters (ASOD) and executed by the membe ...Continue Reading English 85766
When Human Capital Becomes a Commodity: Philippines in Global Economic Changes and the Implications for the Development of Non-State Institutions Goode, Angelo Augustus Salting Examines the export of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) as an effect of globalization using the International Political Economy (IPE) approach. Reviews the history of human capital export in the Philippines from the beginning of the Marcos regime in 1965 to the present.Examines domestic factors that fostered the growth of the OFW industry, such as high unemployment, high fertility rate, encouraging government policy, or the outsourcing of private ...Continue Reading English 85714
Developing ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) Into a Global Services Hub Compiles research papers about global service hub of two sectors. Studies health service and creative service in contributing to the coming ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) in six countries such as Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam and the Philippines. Gives argument that not only income, employment, foreign exchange earning generation of health service and creative service, but also regional integration is resulted from the two s ...Continue Reading English 85708
Learning from Singapore: Improving Human Resources and Technology for AEC Highlights the potential of economic competitiveness of Singapore. Analyzes the approach to enhance the potential in terms of knowledge development for increasing economic potential, raising living condition of Thai people, investment for the continuing research and development (R & D), preferential treatment for business sector that invest in R & D, and economic development planning on the basis of long-term knowledge development. Considers th ...Continue Reading Thai 85691
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