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... and much of the rest fairly evenly split between Canada, UK and Australia. These four countries account for more than 80 per cent of
migrants living in the OECD group of 34 countries. The share ...
Globalization and the challenges of our youth
... fiscal and banking unions, and included some countries which were not ready to share a common currency. And while some
countries may have initially adopted a tone of superiority vis-a-vis the plight ...
Globalization, development and culture
... after the second world war, as US political and economic leadership led Europe and then Japan to prosperity. Globalization then spread to East Asia, with the
tigers (Hong Kong, Korea, Singapore ...
Singapore in the Asian Century
After many decades of great success, how can Singapore contribute to the
Century? Lorraine Bergeron, an invited contributor from Tokyo's Sophia University, shares with us her views. The 21st ...
Japan in the Asian Century
Japan is one of the major development success stories coming out of the post-War period. But how can Japan contribute to and benefit from this "
Century"? Our invited contributor, Lila Nojima from ...
America's Asian Century
Pundits and policy wonks the world over are predicting that the 21st century will be the "
Century". But there is another alternative or parallel scenario by which migration of highly skilled
... US and most other Western countries imposed sanctions. Most neighboring
countries pursued a policy of engagement, especially China which developed very close economic and political ties. Burma ...
Economic growth prospects in Asia
Developing Asia has been sailing through the global economic crises these past few years. But what do the region's longer term economic prospects look like? In a recent working paper, the
Human capital in Asia
Analysts of Asia's economic miracle always cite the region's human capital as one of the main drivers. But what are the facts behind this claim?
Development Bank Analysis In fact, emerging ...
Asia`s social development
... satisfaction is lower in the Asia-Pacific than for OECD countries. The happiest
s are in Thailand, Singapore, Japan, Korea, and Indonesia, while the least happy are in Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Mongolia ...
Asia's information society
... 97 per cent of all households). In addition, its high level of education facilitates high usage. The scores of other leading
countries were: Japan 13th, Australia 14th, Singapore 19th, and ...
Asia's low quality jobs
... in 2008, as 714 million were lifted out of poverty. And yet, over this same period, the share of
workers in low quality employment (in the "informal sector") only declined slightly from 69% to 67%, ...
Natural disasters in Asia
... and exposed to the elements, have borne the brunt of the region's cataclysms, Natural disasters can strike anywhere, reports the
Development Bank. However, Asia's poor and those living in poor ...
Food security in Asia
Development Bank has estimated that a 10% increase in domestic food prices could push 64 million
people below the $1.25 a day poverty line. Despite its rapid economic growth in recent years, ...
Asia's rising inequality
... average per capita GDP (in PPP terms) increased from $1,633 to $5,133 over the period 1990-2010, thanks to the region's very rapid economic growth of 7.0% over the period, according to the
Clinton on democracy in Asia
... them. "...it is important we dispel the myth that democracy is somehow antithetical to
aspirations. People everywhere want a voice and ...
Democracy in Asia
... Netherlands, Luxembourg. Only two
countries are estimated to be full democracies: Japan (21st) and South Korea (22nd). The wide disparities in democratic development across Asia are exemplified ...
Democracy in China?
... greatly from China's authoritarian capitalism. I wonder how he interprets the recent protests in Hong Kong and China? In the longstanding debates about
culture and values, some cultural theorists ...
Asian Century on Youtube
If you want to get a quick idea of what the
Century is all about, have a look at the Centennial Group's 12 minute video on Youtube -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtPXQ-ab9Sg. It's based on the ...
... The US and most other Western countries imposed sanctions. Most neighboring
countries pursued a policy of engagement, especially China which developed very close economic and political ties. ...