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Social Media: Asia/Pacific: Central/North Asia

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for the Asia/Pacific/Central/North Asia Region

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Microinsurance Innovation Facility calls for new proposals
In the field of Microfinance, the new product, Microinsurance attract the attention from development practitioner. ILO supports this movement to protect the working poor. (ILO, 02/17/2009) Read More...


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Microfinance and the real economy: impacts and outcomes of the global economic crisis
The current economic and social crisis provides an opportunity to re-think values and business models in finance. ILO Online spoke with Bernd Balkenhol, chief of the ILO’s Social Finance Programme. (I... Read More...


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IFC, Private Sector Explore Ways to Create Opportunity for India’s Small Entrepreneurs
Private sector leaders in India agreed at a discussion hosted by IFC that businesses tend to be most successful when they find ways to create opportunity for small entrepreneurs and make markets work ... Read More...


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Sri Lanka rejects U.N. allegations on civilian deaths
Sri Lanka's government rejected U.N. allegations that soldiers had killed more than 2,800 civilians as unsubstantiated and based on sources allied with the LTTE. (Daily Mirror, 03/14/2009) Read More...


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Oil, gas prospects in South sea belt - Sri Lanka
There were positive signs of potential oil and gas reserves in the southern sea belt of Sri Lanka as revealed by a recent seismic survey conducted by the Petroleum Development Secretariat. (Sunday Obs... Read More...


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Number Of Unemployed Women To Soar
Number of unemployed women to soar amid Economic Crisis, warns UN agency. (Scoop, 03/07/2009) Read More...


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A Dangerous Void in Pakistan
As the US plans to send more troops to Afghanistan, the country next door seems rudderless. By Ahmed Rashid. (YaleGlobal, 03/04/2009) Read More...


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Pakistan's All-Weather Friend
China offers investment, aid and expressions of brotherly love to its neighbor and Cold War-era ally. By Shahan Mufti. (Global Post, 02/18/2009) Read More...


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India Shows Resilience During Current Economic Downturn
During this economic downturn, India is showing its potential. Asian Development Bank President visited India and told us the impression of India's strength. (ADB, 02/07, 2009) Read More...


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Islamic Microfinance: An Emerging Market Niche
Islamic microfinance has the potential to expand access to finance to unprecedented levels throughout the Muslim world. At the same time, it has challenges. (CGAP, Aug, 2008) Read More...


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Banking on Mobiles: Why, How, for Whom?
For customers, mobile banking presents a delicate balance between a conceptually powerful opportunity and practical challenges. How is the potential of Mobile Banking? (CGAP, Jun, 2008) Read More...


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Finding India's Missing Middle
Most Indians not working in agriculture rely on the country’s large “traditional” or informal sector for their livelihood. This distorted labor market lacks Middle Class as a result. By Kevin Conway (... Read More...


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Kashmir's New Generation
The shift from armed struggle to peaceful protest opens a new vista in Indian-controlled Kashmir – and may create a precedent for Muslim movements elsewhere, says Muzamil Jaleel. (Open Democracy, 10/1... Read More...


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Zawahiri Tries to Clear Name, Explain Strategy
“The Exoneration” and other written expositions by Al Qaida’s number 2 may be a signal that the organization is trying to salvage its diminishing public support by tying its operations and activities ... Read More...


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Pakistan on the Brink
Mismanaged “war on terror” has stirred extremism, threatening to rip Pakistan apart, writes Ahmed Rashid. (Yale Global, 09/19/2008) Read More...


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India as Global Bridge-builder
India’s growing geopolitical weight, high GDP growth rate and abundant market opportunities have helped increase its international profile. It is widely perceived to be a key "swing state" in the emer... Read More...


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Is Pakistan Appeasing the Taliban?
While moderate elements of the Taliban do need to be co-opted into the political process, Pakistan's recent peace deal threatens to strengthen Taliban's capabilities and bases. By Sharad Joshi (Foreig... Read More...


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Melting Asia
China and India are increasingly keen to be seen to be tackling climate change; though it is dirtier, China is making a more convincing show of action. (The Economist, 06/05/2008) Read More...


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Poverty Fuels Extremism
The author describes how increased economic development in Pakistan is not helping to alleviate widespread poverty and how these disadvantaged economic classes could turn to extremist Islamic activiti... Read More...


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The Pakistan Time Bomb
The author describes the overall poor performance of Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf, possible Pakistani support for the Taliban, and the need to rebuild Pakistani civil society and a broader gov... Read More...


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Shiite-Sunni conflict rises in Pakistan
The author discusses and explains possible origins of the rising sectarian violence in Pakistan. By David Montero. (Christian Science Monitor, 2/2/2007) Read More...


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India and the United States: A New Era
The author discusses how the new US-Indian cooperation on nuclear technology enables the US to push for progress on the Kashmir issue. By Bruce Riedel. (Brookings Institution, 12/18/2006) Read More...


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Current Issues in Asian Security and the United States Regional Interests
Overview of security issues in Asia. By Dr. Sohail Mahmood. (9/20/2006) Read More...


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International Affairs Forum Interview: M. J. Akbar
International Affairs Forum speaks with Mr. M. J. Akbar, editor of the Asian Age India’s multi-edition English daily and Editor-in-Chief of the Deccan Herald. By M. Patel. (IA-Forum, 9/11/2006) Read More...


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International Affairs Forum Interview: Professor Madhav Das Nalapat
International Affairs Forum speaks with Professor Madhav Das Nalapat, UNESCO Peace Chair and Professor of Geopolitics at the Manipal Academy of Higher Education and a former editor of the Times of... Read More...


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Three Steps to Improve Counterterrorism Cooperation with Pakistan
The author explains how US policy towards Pakistan should be directed so that the war on terrorism can be fought more effectively. By Lisa Curtis. (Heritage Foundation, 8/18/2006) Read More...


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International Affairs Forum Interview: Brad Glosserman
IA-Forum speaks with Mr. Brad Glosserman about Asian issues including North Korea. Mr. Glosserman is executive director of the Center for Strategic and International Studies' Pacific Forum in Honolul... Read More...


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Is Pakistan ready for democracy in ’07?
The author discusses the prospects for increased democratization in Pakistan. By David Montero. (Christian Science Monitor, 6/30/2006) Read More...


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The India Model
After almost a century of stagnant growth, India has in the past decade transformed itself into a rapidly emerging market. Author descries how India did this not by copying the policies of other Asi... Read More...


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Why the Taliban appeals to Pakistani youth
The author explains why many Pakistani youth in tribal areas are drawn to the Taliban. By David Montero. (Christian Science Monitor, 6/16/2006) Read More...


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