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Water demand management ― WDM ― can be hard to define. More an issue of policy than of technology, it is about managing and moderating our demands for good quality fresh water. It is less a matter of piping and pumps and more a tool for...

There has been a global attack of A/H1N1 virus in 2009, which widely affected the
world's normal stability and economic development. Since the emergence of the first
diagnosed A/H1N1 influenza infected person in 11 May 2009 in China, very strict policy
including quarantine and...

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Universal coverage of health care is now receiving substantial worldwide and national attention, but debate continues on the best mix of financing mechanisms, especially to protect people outside the formal employment sector. Crucial issues are the equity implications of...

This policy brief aims at addressing shortcomings in financing innovation policies and their underlying institutional factors. It outlines and compares policy differences, as well as institutions that affect policy formulation and implementation. Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand were...

The arrival of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and their associated technology package meant
a radical technological change in agriculture worldwide. However, their use and effects in poverty
contexts have not been well studied and understood so far. The results from this...

The report analyzes research regarding women in the labour force, towards policy recommendations and new labour legislation. Employment agencies need to be more closely scrutinized and regulated, both public and private, as well as informal agencies and agents. Based on an understanding of their...

The impact of the tax and benefit system on work incentives is one of the most salient policy issues
in labor and public economics. Despite a concurrent ample literature on tax evasion, there is relatively little
analysis of the joint work and evasion incentive effects introduced by...

The principle of universal coverage requiring that all should benefit from health care according to
need, is not being met in Kenya. The Kenyan health sector is clearly inequitable and benefits are not distributed on the basis of need. Deliberate efforts should be directed towards...

Agencies such as the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the United Nations and the World Bank continue to privilege national over municipal statistical datasets. The paucity of reliable subnational data and analysis limits theory-building and inhibits the design,...

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