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4th ASEAN+3 Village Leaders Exchange Program in Shanghai

Monday, September 19, 2016 (Shanghai, PRC): the 4th ASEAN+3 Village Leaders Exchange Program kicked off today in Shanghai and will run until September 23. The agenda includes present...

 The ASEAN+3 Village Leader Exchange Program (VLEP) was initiated in 2013 as an initiative for enhancing the capacity of ASEAN member countries to address rural poverty more ef... More>>
Why does Asia need INCLUSIVE BUSINESS? While the private sector has been a key contributor to the economic boom in Asia, it has yet to fully realize its potential in making the growth in the region more inclusive and more directly contributing to poverty reduction.... More>>
Online Course on Sustainable Agricultural Land Management Projects: Soil Carbon Monitoring. An innovative carbon accounting methodology - Sustainable Agriculture Land Management (SALM) - was approved by the Voluntary Carbon Standards (VCS) and validated in Kenya. SALM allows access of smallholder farmers in developing countries to carbon markets.... More>>
November 16, 2015 (Nanjing, China): The 3rd ASEAN+3 Village Leaders Program was attended by village leaders, experts and scholars from China, the Philippines, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Myanmar, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, and Brunei, and representatives of the Secretariat of ASEAN. ... More>>
Rethinking infrastructure delivery: Case Study of a Green, Inclusive, and Cost-effective Road Program in Nicaragua. This paper presents a development case study on alternative thinking in rural infrastructure delivery. Delivery in this case is achieved in a manner that advances the green growth, social inclusion and cost-effectiveness agendas.... More>>
September 14, 2016 (Rome, Italy): IFAD launches its 2016 Rural Development Report: Fostering Inclusive Rural Transformation. This report is about transformation that is inclusive and that brings rural people into the economic mainstream and the benefits of the twenty-first century economy.... More>>
January 21, 2016 (Davos, Switzerland): The Chinese government is implementing wrenching reforms trying to shift its growth driven from investment and manufacturing to services and consumption. Experts warned that the uncertainty during the process will lead to periodic market disruptions.... More>>