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  1. Library Resource
    Constitution
    December, 2008
    Bhutan

    The constitution was signed by the King, and members of the National Assembly and National Council.

  2. Library Resource
    Constitution
    December, 2008
    Maldives

    The constitution was approved by a Special Majlis and given assent by the President before it was published in the government gazette.

  3. Library Resource
    Constitution
    December, 2008
    Myanmar

    The constitution was drafted by a national convention and approved in a referendum.

  4. Library Resource
    Constitution
    December, 2008
    Turkmenistan

    The constitution was approved by the People's Council.

  5. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    June, 2008
    Myanmar

    A Japanese study illustrates how farmers created an agricultural market in spite of the military government’s bureaucrats...

    "Economic Disparity in Rural Myanmar" by Ikuko Okamoto. National University of Singapore Press, 2008...
    "THE devastation caused by Cyclone Nargis and spiraling global food prices have placed even more pressure on the agricultural sector of Burma, once the world’s largest rice exporter and potentially one of Asia’s most prodigious producers of agricultural staples.

  6. Library Resource

    REPORT OF AN EXPERT GROUP TO PLANNING COMMISSION

    Reports & Research
    April, 2008
    India

    The brief review in the repor concludes of various disturbing aspects of the socio-economic context that prevails in large parts of India today, and that may (and can) contribute to politics such as that of the Naxalite movement or erupt as other forms of violence. It should be recognized that there are different kinds of movements, and that calling and treating them generally as unrest, a disruption of law and order, is little more than a rationale for suppressing them by force.

  7. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2008
    Indonesia

    The promise of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) to deliver its dual objectives is currently under public scrutiny. In land-use, land-use change and forestry (LULUCF) activities through afforestation and reforestation projects, known as A/R CDM, the deliverables that demonstrate sustainable development remain unclear. While the methods to convincingly demonstrate carbon benefits are fine-tuned, there is growing concern on a lack of socio-economic benefits of the projects.

  8. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2008
    Malaysia

    Smallholders in many tropical highlands cause serious environmental damage. The Cameron Highlands of Malaysia offer an excellent opportunity for studying how farmers interact with environment, changing markets, infrastructure development, indigenous peoples, and tourism, and how these shape innovation. Our surveys in 2002-2004, 2006 and 2007 show that farmers have intensified production and in doing so some have adopted less damaging practices. We assess trends and causation of changes; this offers opportunities for more proactive management.

  9. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2008
    Indonesia

    Although Indonesia has no shortage of land area that lost its forest cover before 1990 and has become the global leader in land-use based greenhouse gas emissions, the widespread expectation that the afforestation/reforestation approach to Clean Development Mechanisms (A/R CDM) could lead to sustainable development benefits has not so far materialized.

  10. 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:

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