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Child protection and maltreatment in the Philippines: a systematic review of the literature

To gain a better understanding of the dimensions, characteristics and phenomenon of child maltreatment and its policy responses in the Philippines, this...

Assessing the efficiency costs of Vietnam's ‘missing’ small and medium sized enterprises: a panel data investigation

This article investigates whether there are efficiency costs associated with the pronounced rightward skew in the firm size distribution, or Vietnam’s ...

Increasing women's parliamentary representation in Asia and the Pacific: the Indonesian experience

In recent years, governments across Asia and the Pacific have adopted gender quotas to increase women’s representation in parliament. In 2003, Indonesia...

Towards a lifelong active society: coping with Japan's changing population

In order to cope with Japan’s globally unprecedented ageing population, it is extremely important to promote the employment of older people. By taking...

Influence of safety risk perception on post-Fukushima generation mix and its policy implications in Japan

Four years after the Fukushima nuclear power plant accident, a future portfolio of the electrical power generation mix was finally and officially...

Linkage between rural voters and politicians: effects on rice policies in the Philippines and Thailand

This article explains how linkages between politicians and rural voters affected the design of agricultural policies, using rice in two countries as...

The European Union and China: the need for a more politicised relationship

China and the European Union (EU) in 2016 have one of the largest economic relationships to the world, with a network of strategic dialogues covering...

Land inequality or productivity: what mattered in Southern Vietnam after 1975?

Land redistribution and agricultural collective production were the key components of agrarian reforms implemented by the Vietnamese Communist Party in...

China's banking sector as the foundation of financial reform

China is in the process of undertaking financial reform in many directions—introducing small private banks in the banking sector, promoting bond and...

Fiscal sustainability in Japan

Japanese government debt is at unprecedented levels with a gross debt to gross domestic product ratio of over 230 per cent and a net debt to gross...

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