Society at a Glance - Asia/Pacific Edition 2009 looks at social trends and policy developments in Asia-Pacific countries, using indicators similar to those in OECD’s recently published Society at a Glance 2009 (focused on OECD economies).
The Aid for Trade at a Glance 2009: Maintaining Momentum report presents the results of the second monitoring exercise of the Aid for Trade Initiative and documents its success so far.
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In reviewing the three major sectors of support, namely rural development, health, and education, our assessment is that impacts have been scattered and for the most part not sustainable. Lao PDR is a difficult country in which to carry out traditional large, Government agency implemented projec
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The report reviews different approaches to making the economic case for improved management of environment and natural resources in national planning.
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The report synthesises lessons and implications from a rare learning exercise about Sida support for institutional development (ID) in Laos. Institutions are seen as the formal and informal 'rules of the game' for social interaction - a key to poverty reduction.
This book analyses how local firms can get involved in global value chains, access distant and profitable markets and upgrade their capabilities. Based on case studies, the book reviews experiences of governments and enterprises in the Mekong sub-region.
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This report by the Operations Evaluation Department (OED) evaluates 20 years (1986–2005) of Asian Development Bank (ADB) support to agriculture and natural resources (ANR)development in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR).
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The present study reviews the road and forestry sectors in Laos and Swedish support to these sectors during the 1990s from an institutional development perspective. It finds that, so far, transition of the institutional set-up of Laos has been unable to come to grips with the fundamental problems facing the two sectors. Swedish support for institutional development, which has aimed at building modern forest and road authorities
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This technical assistance performance audit report (TPAR) examines some key issues relating to institutional development and capacity building that were also identified in a recent impact evaluation study on water supply and sanitation projects in selected developing member countries of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The issues include cost recovery, sustainability of water supply utilities, effectiveness of project management and
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What happens after the five-year country strategy paper has been approved? How is that strategy translated by Sida into strategic decisions for projects and programmes, for dialogue activities with partner organisations, and for the allocation of Sida's administrative resources?These are the main questions investigated by this evaluation of the 1999-2003 country strategy for Laos, based on a case study of the co-operation in the areas