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Guidelines for the Application of Policies to Promote ASEAN's Multiculturalism Focuses on ASEAN cultural diversity and pluralism which effect education and schools in Thailand. Studies prototype schools under a project 'Spirit of ASEAN', covering their ASEAN curriculum, diverse cultural education, pluralism communication, English teaching, Southeast Asian languages studies, and ICT. Investigates 'Sister Schools' in cities enrolled by increasing numbers of migrant children from migrant labor families. Observes 'Buffer Sch ...Continue Reading Thai 94461
The Economic Cost of Out-Of-School Children in Southeast Asia Thomas, Milan Presents statistical data of out-of school children, abstaining from primary education in Southeast Asia, covering Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Vietnam. Includes children born in poverty or in remoter areas, disabled children, migrant and stateless children, and ethnic monirities. Analyzes economic cost associated with out-of-school children, covering projections on economic lost as ...Continue Reading English 94445
Report on ASEAN-Japan Senior Officials' Meeting on International Cooperation and Disability, 31 August 2015, Tokyo, Japan Revisits ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC) blueprint, it goals and strategic measures. Presents a report on public policy and social activities for disabled people in Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. Covers demographic statistics, government programs for the disabled citizen, living conditions, domestic laws, job opportunities, outcomes, and future plans. Highlights Japan ...Continue Reading English 94271
Regional Community Building in East Asia: Countries in Focus

Compiles articles relating to political-security, economic and socio-cultural perspectives of all ASEAN+3 members, covering Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, China, Japan and South Korea. Highlights country positioning, regional participation, regional unity and diversity. Revisits progress of Brunei, Cambodia and Myanmar's involvement in ASEAN and ASEAN+3. Mentions Indonesia's ...Continue Reading

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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
Changes in Legal Aspects After Entering the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC): A Study of guidelines for Educational Management in Bilateral System , Seminar on 16 December 2015 at Amari Watergate Hotel Bangkok Seminar on Changes in Legal Aspects After Entering the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC): A Study of guidelines for Educational Management in Dual Vocational System (2015 : Bangkok) Assesses current situations, principles and relevant regulations in coherent with labor force development to enter the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC). Presents current issues and suggestion from various stakeholders. Deals with roles and progress of Ministry of Labor for the preparation of ASEAN integration, including its strategic actions, challenges, suggestions, and progress. Emphasizes vocational-labor skills improvement regarding t ...Continue Reading Thai 92670
Enhancing Regional and Sub-regional Co-operation and Connectivity in ASEAN Deals with the interplay of regionalism, sub-regionalism, and the role of connectivity in ASEAN. Showcases this interplay by looking at three sub-regional processes - Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS), Indonesia-Malaysia-Thailand Growth Triangle (IMT-GT), and Brunei-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA) and at the ASEAN Free Trade Area (AFTA) to represent regionalism. Points out that while IMT-GT and BIMP-EAGA are menti ...Continue Reading English 87952
Narrowing the Development Gap: Policy Recommendations for ASEAN and Development Partners Carpenter, David Outlines policy recommendations and activities that ASEAN should give priorities in order to narrow the development gap between the ASEAN-6 and CLMV countries (Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, and Vietnam). Introduces eight drivers of the development gap in ASEAN such as physical capital, openness to trade, human capital, financial sector's development, governance, labor mobility, foreign direct investment and external development finance. Suggests ...Continue Reading English 86977
Regional Development Cooperation and Narrowing the Development Gap in ASEAN Carpenter, David Identifies Regional Development Cooperation (RDC) activities that can contribute to a narrowing of the development gap in complementarity with bilateral and multilateral initiatives. Gives an overview of a complex landscape of development actors working with bilateral, multilateral level with low-income ASEAN members, particularly CLMV countries (Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, and Vietnam) that traditionally depend on OECD-DAC donors and Southern d ...Continue Reading English 86976
The Role of ASEAN Connectivity in Reducing the Development Gap Feeny, Simon Examines roles of the three dimensions of connectivity (physical connectivity, institutional connectivity, and people-to-people connectivity) in assisting ASEAN to narrow the development gap among its members. Defines physical infrastructure and highlights the very positive association between indicators of physical infrastructure and development. Evaluates the current state of physical infrastructure in ASEAN member states in order to outline ...Continue Reading English 86975
Monitoring Progress Towards Narrowing the Development Gap McGillivray, Mark Presents the measurement of the development gap in detail by evaluating the Human Development Index(HDI), and Purchasing, Power Parity Gross National Income per capita and component of the HDI. Considers how these indicators can be used to construct an ASEAN development gap monitoring device. Gives practical guidance on how to monitor the development gap on an ongoing basis. Lists some important matters that should be taken into consideration ...Continue Reading English 86974
Understanding the ASEAN Development Gap McGillivray, Mark Gives a definition of the development gap that is consistent with current international thinking on the meaning development. Defines ASEAN development gap specifically in term of differences in living standards or in the quality of life of ASEAN citizens. Analyzes the development achievement of the ASEAN-6 (Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, and Brunei Darussalam) and CLMV countries (Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, and Vietnam) ...Continue Reading English 86973
Narrowing the Development Gap in ASEAN: Context and Approach Carpenter, David Gives an overview of the diversity of development gap in ASEAN member states. Considers greater understanding and more informed responses to narrowing the ASEAN development gap by identifying drivers of this gap and suggesting policies that directly target the drivers. Presents the history of ASEAN and its policies regarding regional economic integration and the narrowing of the development gap agenda. Introduces background regarding the struc ...Continue Reading English 86972
The ASEAN Economic Community and East Asian Economic Integration Taeyoon Kim Defines the role of ASEAN in making a contribution toward East Asian economic integration. Reviews the ASEAN economic community (AEC), focusing on AEC blueprint, ACE's meaning to ASEAN society, and the current regional economic frameworks such as the ASEAN-China FTA, ASEAN-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership, ASEAN-Korea FTA, ASEAN+3 and East Asian Summit in order to find some implications on East Asian economic integration. Gives overviews ...Continue Reading English 86915
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 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
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
ASEAN Committee on Women (ACW) Work Plan (2011-2015) Describes the Asia-Pacific Human Development Report, which defines gender equality as giving both men and women equal access to capabilities so that they have the freedom to choose opportunities that improve their lives . Outlines the evolution of ASEAN's institutional and legal framework related to gender equality, noting linkages and complementarities with other multilateral bodies such as United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) an ...Continue Reading English 85905
ASEAN Gap: Good Agricultural Practices for Production of Fresh Fruit and Vegetables In the ASEAN Region Presents ASEAN GAP, a standard for good agricultural practice during the production, harvesting and postharvest handling of fresh fruit and vegetables in the ASEAN region, including the purpose and scope of ASEAN GAP. Describes how ASEAN GAP was developed, and outlines the structure ASEAN GAP, consisting of four modules, i.e. food safety, environmental management, worker health, safety and welfare, and produce quality. Gives the detail of each ...Continue Reading English 85182
Master Plan on ASEAN Connectivity Presents vision, goals and objectives of ASEAN Connectivity. Considers the achievements of, and challenges and impediments to ASEAN Connectivity. Deals with physical connectivity, institutional connectivity, people-to-people connectivity, narrowing the development gaps through the initiative for ASEAN integration, and sub-regional cooperation in Southeast Asia. Details key strategies and key actions for enhanced ASEAN Connectivity, identifying ...Continue Reading Multilanguage 84322
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