Asia

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142

A Viable Future: Attracting the Youth to Agriculture

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Youth is often the time when a person starts to dream of the future, think of the path to take and boldly and aggressively set his/her life in motion. In many rural villages, to be a farmer is not part of this dreamt future . Farming is a lowly job and does not earn, so better migrate to cities or abroad where there may be more opportunities and adventure. What will then be the future of agriculture and food without young farmers? No farmer, no food. No food, no life.

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June 2015
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Asian Farmers' Association

Seeing the Forests and the Farms Together: Promoting the Rights and Livelihoods of Forest and Farm Producers in Asia

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There is a very close relationship between forestry and farming. Both forests and farms are source of food (both from plants and animals), nutrition, health, and livelihoods for family farmers. Besides, forests provide sources for fuel, energy, water and medicines. Forests beautify and contribute to biodiversity in a particular landscape.

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August 2015
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Asian Farmers' Association

Challenges and Opportunities in Promoting VGGT to Secure Tenure Rights of Family Farmers

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In 2014-2015, the Asian Farmers Association for Sustainable Rural Development (AFA) implemented a project entitled “Popularizing the VGGT Among Small Scale Farmers Organizations, Relevant National Government and Inter-governmental Organizations” with the support of the International Land Coalition (ILC).

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September 2015
Publisher(s)
Asian Farmers' Association

How to Accelerate Corporate and Financial Sector Restructuring in East Asia

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Resolving systemic banking and corporate
distress is not easy. The large scale of the East Asian
financial crisis has made the task even more daunting in
Indonesia, the Republic of Korea, Malaysia, and Thailand.
Two years into the process, bank and corporate restructuring
is still a work in progress. Governments should act to
accelerate it. Besides adopting common policy prescriptions
- improving financial regulation, corporate governance, and

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August 2012
Publisher(s)
World Bank Group

A Preliminary Desk Review of Urban Poverty in the East Asia Region : With Particular Focus on Indonesia, the Philippines, and Vietnam, Volume 2. Annex Tables

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This study reviews the available
quantitative and qualitative information on urban poverty
issues and trends in the East Asia and Pacific (EAP) Region,
with particular focus on Indonesia, the Philippines, and
Vietnam. The review is a desk study-which is limited to
material accessible to the Bank in Washington and draws
mainly on existing field work and other published and
unpublished papers. The empirical analysis focuses on the

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August 2013
Publisher(s)
World Bank Group

Cultural Assets in Support of Transition in the Europe and Central Asia Region : An Operational Perspective

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The purpose ofthis report is to provide guidance to the staff of the World Bank's
Europe and Central Asia (ECA) Region with respect to mobilizing cultural assets to
support socioeconomic development in our country and regional work programs. To this
end it seeks to demonstrate how and when it makes sense for us to get involved in
activities related to cultural asset mobilization. Equally important, it also indicates how
and when we should leave cultural heritage activities to others. In particular, this report
addresses the following questions:

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July 2014
Publisher(s)
World Bank Group

Urban Transport in the Europe and Central Asia Region : World Bank Experience and Strategy

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The paper's main objectives are to
provide a common thematic basis for urban transport inputs
into the making of country-specific assistance strategies,
and thereafter to guide urban transport project and sector
work included in the business plans agreed under these
strategies. It is a companion volume to the forthcoming ECA
Transport Strategy Paper, which covers all modes of
transport. It also represents a bridge between the

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August 2013
Publisher(s)
World Bank Group

Ecology, History, and Development : A Perspective from Rural Southeast Asia

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The process by which different
ecological conditions and historical trajectories interacted
to create different social and cultural systems resulted in
major differences in economic development performance within
Southeast Asia. In the late 19th century, Indonesia, the
Philippines, and Thailand commonly experienced
vent-for-surplus development through exploitation of unused
lands. Nevertheless, different agrarian structures were

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February 2014
Publisher(s)
World Bank Group

City Development Strategy South Asia Region : Progress Report

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This report highlights the discussion,
processes, lessons learned in examining innovative options
for participation by all stakeholders in seeking new social
and economic contracts between civil society and urban
governments. The improvement in relationships is geared
towards providing better services for urban poor and
directly contributing to urban poverty alleviation. The
report attempts to capture the new wave of enthusiasm and

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June 2014
Publisher(s)
World Bank Group

A Preliminary Desk Review of Urban Poverty in the East Asia Region : With Particular Focus on Indonesia, the Philippines, and Vietnam, Volume 1. Main Report

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This study reviews the available
quantitative and qualitative information on urban poverty
issues and trends in the East Asia and Pacific (EAP) Region,
with particular focus on Indonesia, the Philippines, and
Vietnam. The review is a desk study-which is limited to
material accessible to the Bank in Washington and draws
mainly on existing field work and other published and
unpublished papers. The empirical analysis focuses on the

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August 2013
Publisher(s)
World Bank Group