Strengthening Pacific Fragile States

Author: Asian Development Bank
Publisher: Asian Development Bank
ISBN: 9292547372
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The Republic of the Marshall Islands joined the Asian Development Bank in 1990. Since then it has received 12 loans for 11 projects, totaling $78.1 million, and 49 technical assistance programs and projects totaling $18.8 million. The publication tells the story of how a country strategy was formulated to help government and civil society respond to the development challenges of a Pacific island's fragile state. By consistently focusing on identifying and building on the ownership and effective demand for change through consultative and participatory processes, the strategy reveals how the operations of a fragile state can be strengthened.

Working Differently In Fragile and Conflict Affected Situations

Author: Asian Development Bank
Publisher: Asian Development Bank
ISBN: 9290929286
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This handbook aims to help Asian Development Bank staff and other development practitioners to more effectively plan, design, and implement projects in fragile and conflict-affected settings. The practical examples provided in this handbook have been drawn from the collective tacit knowledge of ADB's operational staff. These practical examples include innovative, flexible, streamlined, and simplified approaches to project processing and implementation that are relevant to fragile situations.

Islands at Risk

Author: John Connell
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1781003513
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book provides a wide-ranging comparative analysis of contemporary economic, social, political and environmental change in small islands, island states and territories, through every ocean. It focuses on those island realms conventionally perceived as developing, rather than developed, in the Caribbean, Pacific and Indian Oceans. John Connell examines the decline of agriculture and the rise of tourism, the problems of urbanization, and the particular role of migration and remittances, within a culture of migration. He seeks to balance economic challenges with environmental threats, notably that of climate change, and social changes with the survival of culture, pointing to awkward and hybrid development futures. This unique study comprehensively balances environmental, social and economic changes to provide a more wide-ranging assessment of sustainability that will be invaluable for academics and postgraduate students on environment and international development courses.

Promoting the Millennium Development Goals in Asia and the Pacific

Author: United Nations. Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
Publisher: United Nations Publications
ISBN: 9789211201680
Format: PDF
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The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were established by UN member states, as part of the Millennium Declaration in September 2000, including commitments to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger, to achieve universal primary education; promote gender equality, reduce child mortality and improve health conditions. This report assesses progress towards accomplishing these objectives in the Asia and Pacific region, and considers future challenges and opportunities. The report reveals considerable variations in achievements by different countries in this diverse region, with striking improvements being made in some areas such as income poverty reduction, as well as disturbingly slow progress in others.

Resilience and Growth in the Small States of the Pacific

Author: Hoe Ee Khor
Publisher: International Monetary Fund
ISBN: 1475522711
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Pacific island countries face unique challenges to realizing their growth potential and raising living standards. This book discusses ongoing challenges facing Pacific island countries and policy options to address them. Regional cooperation and solutions tailored to their unique challenges, as well as further integration with the Asia and Pacific region will each play a role. With concerted efforts, Pacific island countries can boost potential growth, increase resilience, and improve the welfare of their citizens.

A Sustainable Future for Small States

Author: Resina Katafono
Publisher: Commonwealth Secretariat
ISBN: 1849291632
Format: PDF, ePub
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A Sustainable Future for Small States: Pacific 2050 is part of the Commonwealth Secretariat’s regional strategic foresight programme that examines whether current development strategies set the region on a path to achieve sustainable development by 2050. The study analyses whether Commonwealth Pacific small states (Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu) will achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. It reviews critical areas that can serve as a catalyst for change in the region: governance (examining political governance, development effectiveness and co-ordination, and ocean governance); non-communicable diseases; information and communications technology and climate change (focussing on migration and climate change, and energy issues). In each of these areas, possible trajectories to 2050 are explored, gaps in the current policy responses are identified, and recommendations are offered to steer the region towards the Pacific Vision of ‘a region of peace, harmony, security, social inclusion, and prosperity, so that all Pacific people can lead free, healthy, and productive lives’.

Pacific futures

Author: Australian National University. Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies
Publisher: Pandanus Books
ISBN: 9781740761871
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Pacific Futures makes a timely and apt contribution to the contemporary discourses on Pacific Islands regionalism and governance. In the context of current debates about the role of Australia and New Zealand in the region, this collection provides an excellent overview of the challenges currently facing the Pacific.

The Withdrawal of Correspondent Banking Relationships

Author: Mrs.Michaela Erbenova
Publisher: International Monetary Fund
ISBN: 1498335721
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This paper focuses on the withdrawal of correspondent banking relationships (CBRs) in some jurisdictions post-global financial crisis. It describes existing evidence and consequences of the withdrawal of CBRs and explores drivers of this phenomenon drawing on recent surveys and select country information. While the withdrawal of CBRs has reached a critical level in some affected countries, which can have a systemic impact if unaddressed, macroeconomic consequences have not been identified so far at a global level. The paper presents responses from the international community to address this phenomenon, and explains the role that the IMF has been playing in this global effort, especially with regards to supporting member countries in the context of surveillance and technical assistance, facilitating dialogue among stakeholders, and encouraging data gathering efforts. The paper concludes by suggesting policy responses by public and private sector stakeholders needed to further mitigate potential negative impacts that could undermine financial stability, inclusion, growth and development goals.