Aid for Trade in Asia and the Pacific: Driving Private Sector Participation in Global Value Chains

There are five main findings of the Regional Technical Group report:
1. Aid for Trade has played an important role in helping Asian economies build the productive capacity to integrate further into the global economy.
2. Domestic development strategies in Asia and the Pacific are increasingly incorporating measures that target improvements in the investment climate.
3. Effective public–private dialogues are an essential feature of modern development strategies in Asia and the Pacific.
4. Aid for Trade can promote and work together with other financial flows, which together can enhance Aid for Trade’s positive impacts on trade capacity.
5. Despite important successes, Asia’s challenged states must more actively diversify Aid for Trade resources beyond their existing focus on physical infrastructure.

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Global Environment Facility

Global Environment Facility

The Global Environment Facility (GEF) unites 182 countries in partnership with international institutions, civil society organizations (CSOs), and the private sector to address global environmental issues while supporting national sustainable development initiatives. The program focuses on the following main areas: biodiversity, climate change, international waters, land degradation, sustainable forest management, chemicals and ozone layer depletion.

Le Herald Tribune change de nom (TDG)

Plus de 125 ans après son lancement Ă  Paris, l’International Herald Tribune devient mardi l’International New York Times.


Important Message to our Subscribers (International Herald Tribune, Oct 14 2013, Page22)

Important Message to our Subscribers

International Herald Tribune
Oct 14 2013

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The End Of The Library?

The End Of The Library


Imagine walking into a library or bookstore and needing three or four pairs of different glasses to read different books manufactured to specific viewing equipment. That’s just nuts. But it’s the current situation we’re in with ebooks.

It’s almost like some people want to interpret anyone talking about the end of libraries as talking about the end of learning — and, by extension, the end of civilization. The reality is that learning has evolved. This is a good thing.

I’m sorry I have to be the one to write this. I have nothing but fond memories of libraries from my youth. Of course, I also have fond memories of bookstores. And we all know how that has turned out…