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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
Managing labour adjustments in an integrating ASEAN Ofreneo, Rene Mentions trends in the ASEAN labour market, namely large informal economy, 'flexibilising' the formal sector, flood of migrant workers, and a more complicating migration flows as the war for talent migrant workers. Reveals unions' complaints that jobs become more uncertain while retaining talents is harder under the labour mobilization context. Doubts 3 policy issues, including how to human resource development in regional labour market, how to ...Continue Reading English 92676
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
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
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
The Effects of Teacher VS Student Centered Instructional Strategies on the Vocabulary Learning of Sixth Grade Thai Students Kirati Khuvasanond Focuses on three different techniques used for teaching vocabulary to English as a Foreign Language (EFL) students in Thailand. Identifies the most suitable instructional technique with different cultural elements and learning effectiveness in the Thai sixth grade classroom. Gives an overview of the Thai context as well as of English language education in Thailand. Comments on different definitions of culture. Looks at the effects of cultur ...Continue Reading English 87935
A Model of Intergovernmental Collaboration in Tourism Among ASEAN Nations Wong, Emma P.Y. Aims to answer two questions, namely how ASEAN countries collaborate in tourism and what can be done to improve their collaboration. Constructs a model of ASEAN tourism collaboration. Reveals that three categories of factors facilitate ASEAN tourism collaboration and its implementation of policies, namely stakeholders - especially the political will and commitment of national leaders resources - the technical and financial assistance provided b ...Continue Reading English 87925
The Middle-Income Trap: Issues for Members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Tran Van Tho Attempts to answer the question of whether and how ASEAN economies can avoid the middle-income trap and advance to the higher-income level. Builds an analytical framework based on the factors that determine each development stage of an economy. Compares the current situation of four ASEAN middle-income countries with the experience of the Republic of Korea, a country that managed to overcome the middle-income trap and reach the higher-income le ...Continue Reading English 87501
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
Investigating the Negative Effects of Virtual Economic Integration Gomez, Miguel Alberto N Aims to provide a framework for developing a cyber defense strategy that could be embedded in economic regulations, using the Philippines as a model. Explains that the growth of business process outsourcing and knowledge process outsourcing within ASEAN contributes significantly to the economic development within the region. Notes that with an increasing number of qualified individuals amongst ASEAN member states and with the economic turbulence ...Continue Reading English 87414
ASEAN Curriculum Sourcebook: a Teaching Resource for Primary and Secondary Schools to Foster an Outward-Looking, Stable, Peaceful and Prosperous Asean Community Presents strategies for teaching various ASEAN concepts and is designed to enhance and complement the curricula of ASEAN member states. Bases itself on a survey of curricula and other materials on ASEAN used in schools across the region, conducted during 2008-2010, which examined the ways in which ASEAN content progresses through grades and across subject areas in each country. Highlights ways of teaching and learning that transcend a mere surv ...Continue Reading English 87306
From Strength to Empowerment: The Next Generation of U.S.-Malaysia Relations Studies Malaysia-United States relations, and offers long-term, practical recommendation for Malaysian and U.S. policymakers in three key areas such as security and politics, trade and investment, education, socioculture, science and technology. Gives recommendations regarding trade and investment relations in which enhancing the existing economic ties is crucial for empowering the next generation of U.S-Malaysia relations. Considers that the T ...Continue Reading English 87290
The Challenges of Population Transition in ASEAN Presents the complex interrelationships, the numbers and characteristics of population in national and regional perspectives within ASEAN countries. Introduces speakers, organizer and the purpose of the Meeting. Discusses four main issues regarding the challenges of population transition in ASEAN such as population aging, human capital prospects, climate change, and migration and children of migration workers. Summarizes the issues illustrated ...Continue Reading English 87236
Promoting Diplomatic or Cosmopolitan Culture?: Interrogating ASEAN-Focused Communication Initiatives Quayle, Linda Examines a range of regional communication initiatives from cartoons and computer games to Facebook communities and curriculum by using the diplomatic/cosmopolitan dyad. Analyzes key concepts of international society, cosmopolitan culture, and identity expanding on the communicational goals of the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC). Considers a variety of specific attempts to familiarize the citizens of Southeast Asian with what ASEAN has to ...Continue Reading English 87049
Infrastructure Investor: ASEAN Intelligence Report Consists of interview articles with key persons in ASEAN, case studies articles, and other articles concerning Southeast Asian infrastructure. Reviews background of ASEAN connectivity in which the Master Plan was a key way for its implementations. Lists ASEAN physical connectivity priorities of the key infrastructure projects. Investigates the opportunities and challenges for private sector investors in Southeast Asia. Presents funding challe ...Continue Reading English 87041
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
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
Three-Year ASEAN-Canada Policy Research Programme: A Proposal Barichello, Richard R. Identifies areas that could broaden cooperation and benefit both ASEAN and Canada. Studies bilateral relations between Canada and ASEAN concerning the feasibility of an ASEAN-Canada FTA, migration and trade in service, human resource, and the role of Canada's official development assistance. Presents roles of ASEAN and Canada in global forum. Describes several benefits of ASEAN-Canada FTA that could boost bilateral trade, and push East Asian r ...Continue Reading English 86922