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Author: World Bank Group
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: transforming, rebound, recovery, november, update, asia, pacific, east
Number of Pages: 98
Published: 2009-12-07
ISBN-10: 0821382675
ISBN-13: 9780821382677

The 'East Asia and Pacific Update' is the World Bank 's comprehensive semiannual review of developing economies in the region. This November 2009 issue discusses East Asia's role as the driving force behind the global economic rebound. The region 's economy has rebounded from the financial crisis and global recesesion that began in late 2008, but has it reached recovery stage? Why has the East Asia and Pacific region fared better than other developing regions? Can the region continue to grow as fast as it did before the crisis if demand from the developed world remains weak? Take China out of

Author: David Fouse
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: confidence, security, building, measures, trilateral, group, states, china, japan, working, united
Number of Pages: 32
Published: 2009-03
ISBN-10: 1437910823
ISBN-13: 9781437910827

The continuing security and prosperity of the Asia-Pacific region is contingent on cooperation among the regionżs 3 dominant powers: China, Japan, and the U.S. Yet security in the region is fluid, unstable, and vulnerable to both internal and external pressures for confrontation and possibly conflict. Because of institutional weakness and the close operating proximity of militaries in the region, there is a need for a more robust regime of confidence- and security-building measures (CSBMs) in the region. During a period of power transition when uncertainty about intentions, or even an acciden

Author: Who Regional Office for the South-East A
Publisher: World Health Organization
Keywords: asia, region, east, south, situation, health
Number of Pages: 231
Published: 2009-02
ISBN-10: 9290223340
ISBN-13: 9789290223344

The health situation in Member States of WHO's South-East Asia Region varies within and across countries. The Region accounts for around 25% of the world population yet it incurs 30% of the global disease burden. The Health Situation in the South-East Asia Region was first published in 1980 and the present volume is the eleventh in the series. This publication presents the health situation in the Member States, as reflected by epidemiological data, primarily covering the period 2001-2007. It is presented with a regional perspective and, where appropriate, comparisons have been made with other

Author: Jeremy M. Sharp
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: recent, trends, request, background, historical, assistance, middle, east, foreign
Number of Pages: 31
Published: 2010-01
ISBN-10: 143792204X
ISBN-13: 9781437922042

An overview of U.S. foreign assistance to the Middle East (ME) from FY 2005-2009, and of the FY 2010 budget request. Includes a brief history of aid to the region, a review of foreign aid levels, a description of selected country programs, and an analysis of current foreign aid issues. U.S. aid policy has gradually evolved from a focus on preventing Soviet influence from gaining a foothold in the region and from maintaining a neutral stance in the Arab-Israeli conflict, to strengthening Israelżs military and economy and using foreign aid as an incentive to foster peace agreements between coun

Author: Bio G. Soule
Publisher: OECD Publishing
Keywords: neighbours, nigeria, trade, prospects
Number of Pages: 44
Published: 2001-02
ISBN-10: 9264186336
ISBN-13: 9789264186330

Economic integration in West Africa is a major political objective for all the States in the region and is supported by the main economic players in the region. The weight of Nigeria -- which accounts for 50% of the regional economy -- the many ...

Author: Chad R. Wilkerson
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: economy, reprint, economic, review, district, tenth, national, defense, spending, affecting, rise
Number of Pages: 31
Published: 2009-02
ISBN-10: 1437908659
ISBN-13: 9781437908657

In 2007, the U.S. spent over $650 billion on national defense; this was the largest annual amount since 1945. Defense spending accounts for nearly 5% of overall gross domestic product. National defense represents an even larger share of economic activity in the 10th Fed. Reserve District. The region is home to some of the countryżs largest military installations, and a number of private contractors. Is the buildup in national defense stimulating the economies of the states in the 10th District? Increased defense spending is likely to help the region more in the long run than the short run. Th

Author: Unknown
Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.
Keywords: figures, region, east, irrigation
Number of Pages: 296
Published: 1997
ISBN-10: 9251039690
ISBN-13: 9789251039694

The AQUASTAT programme has been initiated with the view of presenting a comprehensive picture of water resources and irrigation in developing countries. This report presents the results of a survey of the Near East Region taken in 1995 and 1996. The survey relied mostly on country-based statistics and information contained in sector studies and master plans. A general summary presents a regional analysis of water resources and irrigation in the Near East Region, and 29 profiles describe the situation in each country in more detail.
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