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  • Development Effectiveness Brief: Bangladesh 

    Asian Development Bank (Asian Development Bank, 2017-01-30)
    Bangladesh has made significant socioeconomic gains with a steady rise in its gross domestic product, boost in social development, and meeting the Millennium Development Goal of halving the incidence of poverty in 1990–2015. Since 1973, the Asian ...
  • Firing Up Regional Brain Networks: The Promise of Brain Circulation in the ASEAN Economic Community 

    Batalova, Jeanne; Shymonyak, Andriy; Sugiyarto, Guntur (Asian Development Bank, 2017-01-30)
    The goal of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) of encouraging intraregional mobility must be understood in the context of changing population dynamics, rising educational levels and aspirations, and increasingly dynamic—if complex—economic ...
  • Reinventing Mutual Recognition Arrangements: Lessons from International Experiences and Insights for the ASEAN Region 

    Mendoza, Dovelyn Rannveig; Papademetriou, Demetrios G.; Desiderio, Maria Vincenza; Salant, Brian; Hooper, Kate; Elwood, Taylor (Asian Development Bank, 2017-01-30)
    Governments and nonstate actors around the world have signed mutual recognition arrangements (MRAs), but while most of them share the goals of streamlining the recognition of foreign workers’ qualifications and boosting labor mobility, the MRAs vary ...
  • Nature-Based Solutions for Building Resilience in Towns and Cities: Case Studies from the Greater Mekong Subregion 

    Asian Development Bank (Asian Development Bank, 2016-12-31)
    Urban populations are projected to increase from 54% to 66% of the global population by 2050, with close to 90% of the increase concentrated in Asia and Africa. Cities and towns—a growing source of greenhouse gas emissions—will need to address challenges ...

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