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  1. Library Resource
    January, 2008
    Indonesia, Nepal, Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, China, Oceania, Eastern Asia, Southern Asia

    This book examines the gender dimensions of natural resource exploitation and management, with a focus on Asia. It explores the uneasy negotiations between theory, policy, and practice that are often evident within the realm of gender, environment, and natural resource management. It offers a critical feminist perspective on gender relations and natural resource management in the context of contemporary policy concerns: decentralized governance, the elimination of poverty, and the mainstreaming of gender.The book is centred around three themes:

  2. Library Resource

    Case Studies for Selected River Basins in Northwest Vietnam

    Reports & Research
    Training Resources & Tools
    February, 2014
    Vietnam, Eastern Asia, Oceania

    Increasing energy demands and concerns about global warming call for an increase in energy generation from renewable sources. Small hydropower plants represent a significant contribution to meet this demand. But the optimal use of this resource in a sustainable manner still remains a challenge. A cascade of small dams may have detrimental impacts on the environment and water use without implementation of proper mitigation measures and planning.

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    A Multi-Level Approach

    Reports & Research
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    September, 2010
    Malaysia, Thailand, China, Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Russia, India, Kazakhstan, Eastern Asia, Oceania, Southern Asia, South-Eastern Asia

    This report presents the results of extensive work of the smart green infrastructure task force commissioned by the World Bank under the Global Tiger Initiative (GTI). The report benefited from advice, ideas, and information about tigers and tiger-friendly infrastructure development from staff at the World Bank, and from several institutions that promote tiger and biodiversity conservation throughout the world.

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    An Update on Vietnam's Recent Economic Development

    Reports & Research
    Training Resources & Tools
    June, 2012
    Vietnam, Eastern Asia, Oceania

    The authorities' determined implementation of stabilization measures over the past year has helped to avert a macroeconomic crisis. If the deterioration of the macroeconomic environment in 2010-11 was rapid, the improvement in the situation in the past twelve months has been equally swift. Regaining macroeconomic stability has been costly, but not stabilizing the economy would have led to even bigger losses.

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    Summary of Priority Policy Recommendations Drawn form World Bank Studies

    Training Resources & Tools
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    September, 2012
    Vietnam, Eastern Asia, Oceania

    Vietnam's rapid and sustained economic growth and poverty reduction in the last two decades benefitted from the policy and legal reforms embodied in the Land Laws of 1987, 1993 and 2003 and subsequent related legal acts. This note outlines reforms related to four main themes. The first relates to the needed reform for agriculture land use to create opportunity to enhance effectiveness of land use as well as to secure farmers' rights in land use. Prolonging the duration of agricultural land tenure would give land users greater incentives to invest and care for the land.

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