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  1. Title

    Accelerating energy conservation in China's provinces

    Description
    This report seeks to provide provincial agencies and groups in China, and those that support them, with some outside perspectives and ideas on further development of provincial-level energy conservation programmes. The report focuses on energy conservation programmes in the industrial sector and covers: an overview of China's 2006-2010 energy conservation programme; current activities; and issues and challenges for the next five years. This document, report no.56416, was published by The World Bank in June 2010.
    Author
    Robert P Taylor; Gailius J Draugelis; Yabei Zhang; Alberto U Ang Co
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/2894
  2. Title

    Adoption of aquaculture assessment tools for improving the planning and management of aquaculture in Asia and the Pacific

    Description
    This report summarises the current status of aquaculture assessment tools (AATs) in the Asia and Pacific region through a selection of country case studies focusing on China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. Each case study examines the application of existing aquaculture assessment tools in the country, including issues and constraints and recommendations for improvement. This report was published by the FAO in 2013.
    Author
    Miao Weimin; C. V. Mohan; Wyn Ellis; Brian Davy (editors)
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    http://www.fao.org/docrep/019/i3438e/i3438e00.htm
  3. Title

    Agenda for water sector strategy for North China: summary report

    Description
    This report evaluates the acute water shortages and pollution problems in North China, specifically in the Yellow (Huang), Hai and Huai (3-H) river basins, and recommends a number of improvements to China's water management practices to better support agriculture, the urban and industrial water supply and ecological resources in this area. It examines changes in the economy and society affecting the water sector, the current water resource situation in the 3-H basins and feasible options for balancing water supply and demand. It includes action plans for each of the key areas including flood control, agriculture, pollution control, wastewater reuse and groundwater management. This report was published by The World Bank in 2002.
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/15418
  4. Title

    Agricultural development and the opportunities for aquatic resources research in China

    Description
    This collection of papers examines agriculture and rural development in China, linkages between China and The WorldFish Center, aquaculture research and its relation to development in China and the research priorities of the Chinese Academy of Fishery Sciences (CAFS). It was published by WorldFish in 2003.
    Author
    L. X. Zhang; J. Liu; S. F. Li; N. S. Yang; P. R. Gardiner
    Publisher
    The WorldFish Center
    http://www.worldfishcenter.org/resource_centre/WF_348.pdf
  5. Title

    Agricultural insurance in Asia and the Pacific region

    Description
    This report provides an introduction to the importance of agriculture and the growth of public and private agricultural insurance in Asia and the Pacific regions and discusses risk management and the role of agricultural insurance, agricultural insurance provision, public sector support for agricultural insurance, small farmer agricultural insurance initiatives and options and recommendations for government support to agricultural insurance in Asia and the Pacific region. This report was published by FAO in 2011.
    Author
    Charles Stutley
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    http://www.fao.org/docrep/015/i2344e/i2344e00.htm
  6. Title

    Agricultural reforms and trade liberalization in China and selected Asian countries: lessons of three decades: Part 1

    Description
    This resource is part 1 of a 6 part document provided by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). It provides an overview of trade and agriculture reforms in China, India and Malaysia since 1980. Part 1 specifically includes details of how the proceedings of the forum on agricultural reforms and trade liberalization emerged, and lists the achievements and progress made over the period 1980-2005. Various technical papers are included. Other sections of this publication are also catalogued in the e-library.
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    ftp://ftp.fao.org/docrep/fao/012/i1032e/i1032e00.pdf
  7. Title

    Agricultural reforms and trade liberalization in China and selected Asian countries: lessons of three decades: Part 2

    Description
    This resource is part 2 of a 6 part document provided by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). It provides an overview of trade and agriculture reforms in China, India and Malaysia since 1980. This part specifically includes a paper about food and agriculture prospects in the Asia-Pacific region, looking at past issues and the future. Other sections of this publication are also catalogued in the e-library.
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    ftp://ftp.fao.org/docrep/fao/012/i1032e/i1032e01.pdf
  8. Title

    Agricultural reforms and trade liberalization in China and selected Asian countries: lessons of three decades: Part 3

    Description
    This resource is part 3 of a 6 part document provided by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). It provides an overview of trade and agriculture reforms in China, India and Malaysia since 1980. This part describes food and rice production and consumption in the Asia-Pacific region compared with world levels, sources of agricultural growth, and factors affecting crop yields. Other sections of this publication are also catalogued in the e-library.
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    ftp://ftp.fao.org/docrep/fao/012/i1032e/i1032e02.pdf
  9. Title

    Agricultural reforms and trade liberalization in China and selected Asian countries: lessons of three decades: Part 4

    Description
    This resource is part 4 of a 6 part document provided by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). It provides an overview of trade and agriculture reforms in China, India and Malaysia since 1980. This part includes details of agricultural production growth, government expenditure, and projections of production, consumption and growth for the period 2030-2050. Details of emerging issues such as the effects of climate change are included. Other sections of this publication are also catalogued in the e-library.
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    ftp://ftp.fao.org/docrep/fao/012/i1032e/i1032e03.pdf
  10. Title

    Agricultural reforms and trade liberalization in China and selected Asian countries: lessons of three decades: Part 5

    Description
    This resource is part 5 of a 6 part document provided by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). It provides an overview of trade and agriculture reforms in China, India and Malaysia since 1980. This part contains four papers entitled 'Agricultural policy reforms in Asia: an overview of trends, issues and challenges' by Sisira Jayasuriya, 'Implications of trade liberalization for agriculture and farmers in China' by Dr Ni Hongxing, 'Trade negotiations under the Doha Development Agenda: State of play' by Yong-Kyu Choi, and 'Global financial and food crises: a Malaysian's perspective' by Larry Chee-Yoong Wong. Topics include: Asian economic changes, globalisation and agriculture, incentives, trade policy, exports, agricultural policy and market reforms. Other sections of this publication are also catalogued in the e-library.
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    ftp://ftp.fao.org/docrep/fao/012/i1032e/i1032e04.pdf
  11. Title

    Agricultural reforms and trade liberalization in China and selected Asian countries: lessons of three decades: Part 6

    Description
    This resource is part 6 of a 6 part document provided by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). It provides an overview of trade and agriculture reforms in China, India and Malaysia since 1980. It contains part of a paper entitled 'Global financial and food crises: a Malaysian's perspective' by Larry Chee-Yoong Wong and a paper entitled 'Global food and financial crises: experiences and perspectives from India' by Dr Ramesh Chand. Topics include: food exports, supply, food policies, effects of inflation, and the global food and financial crises. Other sections of this publication are also catalogued in the e-library.
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    ftp://ftp.fao.org/docrep/fao/012/i1032e/i1032e05.pdf
  12. Title

    Analysis of feeds and fertilizers for sustainable aquaculture development in China: Study and analysis of feeds and fertilizers for sustainable aquaculture development

    Description
    This case study of aquaculture in China is one of a series of individual country case studies which, together with synthesis papers and the report of a workshop, provide a detailed overview of feed and fertiliser use in sustainable aquaculture development in developing countries. The full report, FAO Fisheries Technical Paper No.497, was published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in 2007. Other sections of this publication are also catalogued in the e-library.
    Author
    M Weimin; L Mengqing
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    ftp://ftp.fao.org/docrep/fao/010/a1444e/a1444e00.pdf
  13. Title

    Annual World Bank Conference on Development Economics: Global 2010: lessons from East Asia and the global financial crisis

    Description
    This volume provides papers on the following themes: industrial policy and development; social capital, institutions, and development; financial crisis and regulation; the road to a sustainable global economic system; and innovation and competition. Many of the authors draw upon lessons learned from the experience of Korea and other East Asian countries and their responses to the financial crisis of the late 1990s. The volume includes selected papers and keynote addresses from the 2010 Annual World Bank Conference on Development Economics (ABCDE), a forum for discussion and debate of important policy issues facing developing countries. It was published by The World Bank in 2011.
    Author
    Justin Yifu Lin (editor); Boris Pleskovic (editor)
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/2555
  14. Title

    Applying abatement cost curve methodology for low-carbon strategy in Changning District, Shanghai

    Description
    This report proposes a number of CO2 abatement cost curves and scenarios to set low-carbon targets and identify cost-effective, low-carbon investments to inform Shanghai municipal and Changning District governments in their commitment to transition to a low-carbon city. This includes a survey of buildings in the Hongqiao area to diagnose current energy use patterns, development of carbon abatement cost curves, prioritization of mitigation measures and development of three alternative abatement scenarios. This report was published by The World Bank in 2013.
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/16710
  15. Title

    Appropriate food packaging solutions for developing countries

    Description
    This study provides an overview of the global packaging industry, assesses the status and trends of food packaging in developing countries and identifies some food packaging solutions in developing countries.
    Author
    Nerlita M. Manalili; Moises A. Dorado; Robert van Otterdijk
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    http://www.fao.org/3/a-i3684e.pdf
  16. Title

    Aqueduct metadata document: Mekong River Basin study

    Description
    This report contains 14 indicators of water quantity, water variability, water quality, public awareness of water issues, access to water and ecosystem vulnerability for the Mekong River Basin in Southeast Asia. The results of this study helped to inform and shape the global Aqueduct Water Risk Framework.
    Author
    Francis Gassert; Pragyajan Rai; Paul Reig; Matt Luck
    Publisher
    World Resources Institute (WRI)
    http://www.wri.org/publication/aqueduct-metadata-document-mekong-river-basin-study
  17. Title

    Aqueduct metadata document: Yangtze River Basin study

    Description
    This report contains 14 indicators of water quantity, water variability, water quality, public awareness of water issues, access to water and ecosystem vulnerability for the Yangtze River Basin in China. The results of this study helped to inform and shape the global Aqueduct Water Risk Framework.
    Author
    Francis Gassert; Tianyi Luo; Tien Shiao; Matt Luck
    Publisher
    World Resources Institute (WRI)
    http://www.wri.org/publication/aqueduct-metadata-document-yangtze-river-basin-study
  18. Title

    Aqueduct metadata document: Yellow River Basin study

    Description
    This report contains 14 indicators of water quantity, water variability, water quality, public awareness of water issues, access to water and ecosystem vulnerability for the Yellow River Basin in China. The results of this study helped to inform and shape the global Aqueduct Water Risk Framework.
    Author
    Francis Gassert; Tianyi Luo; Tien Shiao; Matt Luck
    Publisher
    World Resources Institute (WRI)
    http://www.wri.org/publication/aqueduct-metadata-document-yellow-river-basin-study
  19. Title

    Are foreign investors attracted to weak environmental regulations? Evaluating the evidence from China

    Description
    This study estimates the strength of pollution-haven-seeking behaviour by foreign firms investing in China by examining the location choices of equity joint venture (EJV) projects. A location choice model is constructed and an econometric model derived incorporating the results from 2,886 manufacturing joint venture projects from 1993-96. Data is also included from the annual Chinese environmental and economic censuses. This document is World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 3505, published in February 2005.
    Author
    Judith M Dean; Mary E Lovely; Hua Wang
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/8902
  20. Title

    Asia Regional Assessment for the FAO Voluntary Guidelines on Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land and Other Natural Resources

    Description
    This document reports on the regional consultation of the proposed voluntary guidelines on the responsible governance of tenure of land attended by representatives from Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam which was held to assess regional priorities and issues to be considered when the guidelines were drafted.
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    ftp://ftp.fao.org/docrep/fao/012/ak802e/ak802e00.pdf
  21. Title

    Asia-Pacific education system review, No. 4. Decentralized finance and provision of basic education

    Description
    This report explores the option of decentralization as a method of providing and financing basic education within Asia. It defines decentralization, explores other options for education finance, examines country experiences of decentralization in Asia (including Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam) and anticipates the future of education decentralization in Asia. This report was published by UNESCO in 2013.
    Publisher
    United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
    http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0021/002163/216312E.pdf
  22. Title

    Asia-Pacific education system review, No. 5. Student learning assessment

    Description
    This report examines the current systems of educational learning assessments across countries in the Asia-Pacific region as a method of improving the quality of education. It presents an overview of assessment practices in the region and examines national/sub-national assessments, public examinations, school-based assessment and international assessments with a summary of the major findings and implications for the future. This report was published by UNESCO in 2013.
    Author
    Esther Sui-chu HO
    Publisher
    United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
    http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0021/002178/217816E.pdf
  23. Title

    Asia-Pacific education system review, No. 7. Expanding TVET at the secondary education level

    Description
    This report examines the importance of increasing access to technical and vocational education and training (TVET) as a method of addressing skills mismatches between school outcomes and the labour market across five countries (including China, Malaysia and Thailand). It examines the recent evolution of TVET in the region, challenges for the expansion of TVET, purposes and debates over suitability of vocationalisation as well as key issues of vocationalisation policy. This report was published by UNESCO in 2013.
    Publisher
    United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
    http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0022/002262/226220E.pdf
  24. Title

    Asia-Pacific end of decade notes on Education for All, Goal 1. Early childhood care and education

    Description
    This report assesses the progress of countries in the Asia-Pacific region in achieving the first goal of the Education for All commitment, the goal of education and care in early childhood, and identifies the remaining challenges and priorities that need to be addressed for these countries to achieve this goal. This report was published in 2012.
    Publisher
    United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO); UNICEF
    http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0021/002171/217145e.pdf
  25. Title

    Asia-Pacific end of decade notes on Education for All, Goal 2. Universal primary education

    Description
    This report assesses the progress of countries in the Asia-Pacific region in achieving the second goal of the Education for All commitment, the goal of all children to have access to and to complete free, compulsory, good quality primary education. It also identifies the remaining challenges and priorities that need to be addressed for these countries to achieve this goal. This report was published in 2013.
    Publisher
    United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO); UNICEF
    http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0022/002212/221200E.pdf

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