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Out of 60 countries, the Philippines ranked 49 in ease of starting businesses in the 2006 World Competitiveness Report.

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Author:Ted Padova

Topic: Industry and Trade, ICT

More than 25 years of conflict and a major disaster have led banks in Aceh and Nias Island in Indonesia to be averse to risks,...

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Author:Pieter Smidt, Mariano Cordero, Rizal Matondang

Topic: Industry and Trade, Poverty, Disaster Risk Management

To help Indonesia recover from the 2004 and 2005 earthquakes, the Asian Development Bank, through the Earthquake and Tsunami Emergency...

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Author:Mariano Cordero, Rizal Matondang, Pieter Smidt

Topic: Industry and Trade, Poverty, Disaster Risk Management

Partnership with communities is an effective strategy to fast track and enhance responses to housing, agriculture, fisheries irrigation...

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Author:Pieter Smidt, Richard Beresford

Topic: Capacity Development, Disaster Risk Management

The 2004 earthquake and tsunami in Aceh, Indonesia claimed the lives of thousands of fishers. Their deaths also took away much knowledge...

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Author:Pieter Smidt, Crispen Wilson

Topic: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Environment, Knowledge Management

Traffic fatalities in India have considerably increased from 15,000 in 1971 to 93,000 in 2004. Unless changes in transport policies and...

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Author:Madhav Badami

Topic: Transport, Urban Development

The People’s Republic of China has tapped virtual “efficiency power plants” (EPPs) in order to meet energy efficiency targets and...

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Author:Jeffrey Liang, Siew Fing Wong, Hongliang Yang

Topic: Energy

The earthquakes of 2004 and 2005 did not only destroy housing structures in Nias Island, Indonesia. It devastated traditional villages...

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Author:Florian Steinberg

Topic: Disaster Risk Management

The rehabilitation of low-heritage villages destroyed by the 2004 and 2005 earthquakes in Nias Island, Indonesia was challenged by...

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Author:Florian Steinberg

Topic: Disaster Risk Management

The need to clean up the air in Asia is growing more urgent. Urban air pollution is causing more than 530,000 premature deaths in Asia...

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Author:Masami Tsuji

Topic: Environment