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The mood in Melanesia after the regional assistance mission to Solomon Islands

Melanesia is becoming a region of many partners, expanding diplomatic options and a new sense of independence. The wider context of the new Melanesian...

China as a global force

Three foreign policy initiatives under President Xi Jinping over the past three years have considerably enhanced China’s global influence: partnership...

Expanded social protection may do more harm than good: a pessimistic review

There is growing interest in expanded social protection programs, even for the poorest countries. Technology now allows cash transfers to be delivered to...

How income segmentation sffects income mobility: evidence from panel data in the Philippines

Despite vibrant economic growth, the Philippines confronts persistently high income inequality. Using household-level panel data collected for the years...

Chinese overseas hydropower dams and social sustainability: the Bui Dam in Ghana and the Kamchay Dam in Cambodia

There is a shortage of empirical studies on the relationship between Chinese hydropower dams and social sustainability. Comparative research on Chinese...

Explaining the role of parental education in the regional variations in infant mortality in India

Using data from the National Family Health Survey (2005–06), this study examines the effect of parental education and the related factors (mother’s...

What determines learning among Kinh and ethnic minority students in Vietnam? An analysis of the Round 2 Young Lives Data

An analysis of the Young Lives data collected in 2006, involving a younger cohort (aged 5) and an older cohort (aged 12), yields three important findings...

China’s seasonal influenza vaccination policy in a post-health care reform era

Vaccination is recognised as one of the most effective ways to combat seasonal influenza—a disease that exerts significant social and economic costs, yet...

Water, sanitation and hygiene: moving the policy agenda forward in the post-2015 Asia

Despite rapid economic growth in Asia, serious health, nutrition and development gaps persist, including inadequate services and inequitable access in the...

South Korea’s global health outreach through official development assistance: analysis of aid activities of South Korea’s leading aid agencies, 2008–2012

Although South Korea is one of the newest members to join the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s Development Assistance Committee in...

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