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  • Rice production response and technological measures to adapt to salinity intrusion in the coastal Mekong delta

    This report analyses the effect on yield and economic return of salinity-tolerant rice varieties and good farming practices, and suggests strategies for food production to adapt...

  • Human rights and business country guide, Myanmar

    This guide contains information regarding the potential and actual human rights impacts of businesses operating in Myanmar. The guide highlights issue affecting rights-holders...

  • Civil society organisations and the extractives industries in Myanmar, a brief overview

    A brief about civil society organisations and the extractives industries in Myanmar. The brief begins by providing a typology of civil society organisations and describing the...

  • The changing Mekong environment and the impacts on people’s livelihoods

    An article about the hydropower developments on the Mekong river mainstream and the impacts on livelihoods. The author discusses changes in the international framework regarding...

  • Experiences and lessons of hydropower investment in Nepal

    A presentation about hydropower investment in Nepal. The presenter provides background on two companies, Sinohydro Resources Limited and POWERCHINA, and discusses some of their...

  • Negotiate: Reaching agreements over water

    A guide providing practical tools for negotiation in water management. This guide aims to equip government officials, NGOs and local communities to create platforms for...

  • Land suitability for oil palm in southern Myanmar

    A working paper investigating the agro-ecological conditions where oil palm is presently cultivated in southern Myanmar and where it could be further developed. The researchers...

  • (Myanmar) Fifth national report to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity

    This report provides the latest information on Myanmar's implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity since the fourth national report in 2009. Part one provides the...

  • Present situation of road safety in Myanmar (2013)

    A presentation providing an update of the state of road safety in Myanmar. The presenter provides data on the number of motor vehicles, motorcycles, vehicle licenses, and...

  • Population aging and aggregate consumption in developing Asia

    This paper examines the effect of old-age dependency ratio on the share of consumption in gross domestic product. The authors compare this relationship in Asian economies...

  • Asia in the ageing century: Part II, retirement income

    A research brief about retirement income systems across Asia. The report discusses the fiscal sustainability of pensions, considering structure, generosity, benefit access and...

  • Asia in the ageing century: Part I – population trends

    This research brief is the first in a three-part series that looks at Asia in the ageing century. This briefing sets the demographic context. With a focus on the countries of...

  • The changing political dynamics of dam building on the Mekong

    Since the 1950s, dam building in the Mekong river basin has been enmeshed in a complex and shifting geopolitical and eco-political landscape. The broad geopolitical sweep of US...

  • The rise and implications of the water-energy-food nexus in Southeast Asia through an environmental justice lens

    This article maps the rise of the water-energy-food 'nexus' as a research, policy and project agenda in mainland Southeast Asia. The authors argue that introducing the concept...

  • Node and regime: Interdisciplinary analysis of water-energy-food nexus in the Mekong Region

    An article examining the findings and recommendations of a major 'nexus' research-for-development project in the Mekong region. The author begins at the standpoint that...

  • The state of world fisheries and aquaculture, opportunities and challenges

    This status update on the world’s fisheries and aquaculture highlights the significant role they play in eliminating hunger, promoting health and reducing poverty. Part one...

  • Labor migration in the Greater Mekong Sub-region, synthesis report, phase I November 2006

    Migration has been occurring in the GMS for centuries, largely in an informal and unregulated fashion. The GMS Labor Migration program, launched in June 2005 by the World Bank,...

  • Facilitating safe labor migration in the Greater Mekong Subregion, issues, challenges, and forward-looking interventions

    This report highlights issues on labor migration in the GMS and offers recommendations toward increasing social protection for migrants, strengthening capacity and legal...

  • China’s filthiest export

    An article about China’s ‘export’ of pollution and environmental degradation. The authors discuss air and water pollution and deforestation caused by China and the impact of...

  • China in the Mekong: building dams for whose benefit?

    This policy brief discusses the controversies of Chinese investment in hydropower in the Mekong. It calls for action by governments and Chinese hydropower companies to ensure...

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