The residents of the Ganges and Mekong River deltas face serious challenges from rising sea levels, saltwater intrusion, pollution from upstream sources, growing populations, and infrastructure that no longer works as planned. In both deltas, scientists working for nearly two decades with communities, local governments and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) have demonstrated the potential to overcome these challenges and substantially improve people’s livelihoods.
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Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsDecember, 2018Laos, Bangladesh, Vietnam, China, Myanmar, Cambodia, India, Thailand
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsNovember, 1996China
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsMarch, 2009India, Brazil, China, United States of America
We quantify the emergence of biofuel markets and its impact on U.S. and world agriculture for the coming decade using the multi-market, multi-commodity international FAPRI (Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute) model. The model incorporates the trade-offs between biofuel, feed, and food production and consumption and international feedback effects of the emergence through world commodity prices and trade.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsNovember, 2009China
To assess the land use effects on soil micronutrients, this study examined the profile variation and storage of DTPA- extractable iron, manganese, copper and zinc at the depth of 0-150 cm of an aquic brown soil under four land use patterns, i.e. paddy, maize, and fallow fields and woodland, over 14 years in an ecological experimental station of northeastern China. Our results show that land use, soil depth, and their interactions significantly influenced micronutrient concentrations. Micronutrients concentrations decreased with soil depth.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsAugust, 2018Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Philippines, Malaysia, Japan, China, Myanmar, Indonesia, Kuwait, India, Republic of Korea, Maldives, Thailand
This paper attempts to summarize available knowledge, and identify the gaps in that knowledge, on marine fisheries and fishery resources in the Bay of Bengal region. It provides information on Bangladesh, Burma, India, Indonesia, Maldives, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Thailand—their marine fisheries, fishery resources, status of important stocks, etc.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsDecember, 2015Cambodia, China, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam
This study uses publicly available financial and spatial data to examine the geography of land-intensive investment in Southeast Asia, and to identify the
limits imposed by problems with data availability. It focuses on three regions where land has been widely seen to be available for new investment: Indonesia’s outer islands; the “development triangle” where Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam meet; and the Golden Quadrangle region which comprises the borderlands of northeastern Myanmar, northwestern Laos, southern and western Yunnan, and northern Thailand.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsDecember, 2006China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, South-Eastern Asia
Recurring water crises, global water initiatives, and demands for water reforms by development banks, have all pushed water up the agenda of most Mekong-region countries. Many changes have already been made. Now decision makers need to know what has worked, what hasn?t, and why. To find out, IWMI has reviewed new water policies, plans and laws, and assessed participation, the new water ?apex bodies?, and integrated water resources management (IWRM). The findings show that top-down state policies based on ?blueprints?
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsDecember, 2002India, China, Sri Lanka, Australia
The problems that river basin institutions in the developed world successfully address?such as pollution, sediment buildup in rivers and the degradation of wetlands?are not the top priorities for Indian policy makers and people. The items that do top Indian agendas?providing access to water for drinking and growing food, eradicating poverty, and stopping groundwater overexploitation?are either unresolved in the developed world or have become irrelevant due to economic development.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsDecember, 2010China, Southern Asia
Library ResourceReports & ResearchPolicy Papers & BriefsJune, 2009China, Eastern Asia, Oceania
This paper sketches a macroeconomic scenario for China for 2010-20. Growth accounting exercise finds that, with both the working population and total factor productivity on course to decelerate, potential gross domestic product (GDP) growth is likely to moderate in the coming 10 years, despite still sizeable capital deepening. Actual GDP should grow broadly as fast as potential GDP, continuing the track record since the late 1990s.
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