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    Turning on mobile learning in Asia

    Description
    This report examines mobile learning initiatives in Asia and their policy implications, including the context for mobile learning in Asia, key characteristics and potential issues of mobile learning initiatives, public policies on mobile learning, level of mobile learning activities across educational sectors, role of key stakeholders and major factors influencing mobile learning. This report was published by UNESCO in 2012.
    Publisher
    United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
    http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0021/002162/216283E.pdf
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    Two decades of reform: the changing organization dynamics of Chinese industrial firms

    Description
    This paper examines industrial change in China since the early 1980s. It considers industrial change and urban development, broad reform strategies and local implementations, and activities of reformed firms. This document, Policy Research Working Paper 3806, was published by The World Bank in January 2006.
    Author
    Shahid Yusuf; Kaoru Nabeshima
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/8834
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    Urban design manual for non-motorized transport-friendly neighbourhoods

    Description
    This report makes a number of recommendations for improving non-motorized transport (NMT) in China, such as walking and cycling. It introduces a number of basic concepts for establishing NMT-friendly neighbourhoods, using examples from around the world. A case study from a real neighbourhood development project is used as further evidence to support these concepts and promote more sustainable development practices. This report was published by The World Bank in 2013.
    Author
    Ke Fang
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/16699
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    Vulnerabilities of fishing-dependent economies to disasters

    Description
    This report identifies countries that are most highly exposed to natural hazards, are highly dependent on the fisheries sector and have limited societal abilities to respond and adapt to the impacts of natural hazards and resulting disasters in order to determine the relative vulnerabilities of fisheries in these economies to the impacts of disasters. It defines the concept of vulnerability, identifies the frequency and mortality of natural disasters by country, determines adaptive capacity and vulnerability by country with recommendations for future research in this area. This report was published by the FAO in 2013.
    Author
    Marie-Caroline Badjeck; Allison Perry; Silvia Renn; David Brown; Florence Poulain
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    http://www.fao.org/docrep/018/i3328e/i3328e00.htm
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    Water and sustainability: a review of targets, tools and regional cases

    Description
    This report reviews current key sustainability targets for the water sector and provides an overview of selected tools and approaches that can be used to meet water-related development targets through a selection of country case studies (including the Mekong River in China). This report was published by UNESCO in 2012.
    Author
    Abel Mejia; Miguel Nucete Hubner; Enrique Ron Sanchez; Miguel Doria
    Publisher
    United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
    http://www.unesco.org/ulis/cgi-bin/ulis.pl?catno=217180&set=53C52978_2_31&gp=1&lin=1&ll=1
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    What does it take? The role of incentives in forest plantation development in Asia and the Pacific, Part 1

    Description
    This report (in three parts) assesses the impact of incentives on forest plantation development as a highly productive and sustainable source of wood and non-timer forest products through a collection of country case studies including China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand.
    Author
    Thomas Enters; Patrick B. Durst
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    http://www.fao.org/docrep/007/ae535e/ae535e00.htm
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    What does it take? The role of incentives in forest plantation development in Asia and the Pacific, Part 2

    Description
    This report (in three parts) assesses the impact of incentives on forest plantation development as a highly productive and sustainable source of wood and non-timer forest products through a collection of country case studies including China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand.
    Author
    Thomas Enters; Patrick B. Durst
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    http://www.fao.org/docrep/007/ae535e/ae535e00.htm
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    What does it take? The role of incentives in forest plantation development in Asia and the Pacific, Part 3

    Description
    This report (in three parts) assesses the impact of incentives on forest plantation development as a highly productive and sustainable source of wood and non-timer forest products through a collection of country case studies including China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand.
    Author
    Thomas Enters; Patrick B. Durst
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    http://www.fao.org/docrep/007/ae535e/ae535e00.htm
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    Why have CO2 emissions increased in the transport sector in Asia? Underlying factors and policy options

    Description
    Factors responsible for transport sector CO2 emissions growth in selected developing Asian countries during the period 1980-2005 are analysed in this study. Countries covered include: Bangladesh, the Philippines, Vietnam, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand. Annual emissions growth is broken down into: economic development; population growth; shifts in transportation modes; and changes in fuel mix, emission coefficients, and transportation energy intensity. Existing government policies to limit CO2 emissions growth are also reviewed. This document, Policy Research Working Paper 5098, was published by The World Bank in September 2009.
    Author
    Govinda R Timilsina; Ashish Shrestha
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/4290
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    Wind power development: economics and policies

    Description
    This report examines the potential of wind power as a renewable energy source. It covers the current global distribution of wind power installations, future development prospects, costs of wind power generation, barriers to wind power development, policy instruments to support wind energy, integration of wind power into electricity grids, and climate change and wind power. The report is Policy Research Working Paper 4868 from the The World Bank Development Research Group, Environment and Energy Team, and was published in March 2009.
    Author
    G Cornelis van Kooten; Govinda R Timilsina
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/4063
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    Winds of change: East Asia's sustainable energy future

    Description
    This report demonstrates that countries in the East Asia region can move to a sustainable energy path, despite the challenges of rapid economic growth accompanied by rapid urbanization, and presents policy tools and financing mechanisms to advise these countries on how best to reach this goal, primarily through a low-carbon development model. Chapters include regional energy challenges, energy scenarios, unacceptable environmental damages and growing energy, improved environment and enhances security and transformative policy tools and financing mechanisms. This report was published by The World Bank in 2010.
    Author
    Xiaodong Wang; Noureddine Berrah; Subodh Mathur; Ferdinand Vinuya
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/2483
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    Workbook on planning for urban resilience in the face of disasters: adapting experiences from Vietnam's cities to other cities

    Description
    This workbook provides standard procedures local officials can use to develop local resilience action plans (LRAPs) in order to plan for a safer future in urban areas in the face of natural disasters and the consequences of climate change. These cover raising awareness and generating support, the technical analysis, stocktaking and needs assessment, option identification and programme prioritisation, and plan creation and implementation. The workbook is based on the experiences of three cities in Vietnam. Lessons learned when the process was later adopted in cities in the Philippines, China, and Indonesia are also summarised. This document, no.66520, was published by The World Bank in 2012.
    Author
    Fatima Shah; Federica Ranghieri
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/2235
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    World Development Report 2008: agriculture for development

    Description
    The 2008 World Development Report examines where, when, and how agriculture can be an effective instrument for economic development, particularly development that favours the poor. It covers: the relationship between agriculture and development; agricultural performance; pathways out of poverty for rural households; trade, price and subsidy policies; marketing agricultural products; smallholder competitiveness; science and technology innovations; environmental sustainability; rural employment; national agendas; and governance. The report was published by The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development / The World Bank in 2007.
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/5990
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    World development report 2016: Digital Dividends

    Description
    The “Digital Dividends” report focuses on the impact of digital technologies on economic development across the world, as opposed to the technology itself, and raises essential development questions about growth, equity and service delivery to get the most out of the digital revolution. This report includes UIS data and was published by The World Bank in 2016.
    Author
    World Bank
    Publisher
    World Bank
    http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2016/01/13/090224b08405ea05/2_0/Rendered/PDF/World0developm0000digital0dividends.pdf
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    Yemen/China south-south exchange: systematic management of coastal and marine areas

    Description
    This brief note presents lessons learned during a visit to China by a delegation of Yemeni decision makers and practitioners in March 2010. The visit studied China's coastal zone and fisheries management, and covered: decentralised fisheries management; integrated coastal zone management (ICZM) as a driver for a strong urban economy; integrated coastal economies and local ownership; and, the role of science in decision making and business development. The note is MNA Knowledge and Learning Fast Brief no.87, published by The World Bank in July 2011.
    Author
    Banu Setlur; Ayala Peled Ben Ari
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/10884

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