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Illicit Financial Flows in Asia – News Briefs, 2014 SeptOf late, there has been increasing interest in mobilizing development finance in light of the failure of aid, loans and other financial transfers from North to South to realize human development goals, including poverty reduction.

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Double Taxation Avoidance Treaties and Free Trade Agreements – Issue Briefs, 2014 SeptOne of the forms of pressure imposed by North governments and international financial institutions on developing countries to attract prospective investors is to enter into various trade agreements and tax treaties.

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Relating Conditions of Women in Asia to Issues of Debt, Essential Services and Climate ChangeThis discussion paper has been prepared as an initial resource material to support JSAPMDD efforts in developing a campaign in the region on Women and Gender. It gives an overview of women's conditions in various countries in Asia and some parts of the Pacific, largely using latest data from the United Nations Economic and Social Affairs Commission (UNESCAP).

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Essential Services and Natural Resources at Risk: Selected Cases of WATER Privatization in AsiaIn Essential Services and Natural Resources at Risk: Selected Cases of Water Privatization in Asia, JSPMDD looks into the experiences of six countries – Bangladesh, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, and Philippines – in privatizing the water industry.

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The World Bank’s Culpability in Climate ChangeThe World Bank Group’s Carbon Projects in the Asia-Pacific Region (1949-2010)

The World Bank further elbowed its way into the climate change negotiations and infrastructure when in 2010, the 16th Conference of Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) invited the World Bank to serve as the interim trustee of its Green Climate Fund, the operating entity that will manage the financial mechanisms of the Convention.