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41. Urbanization in Asia -- 12 things to know in 2012
(Panorama/Change and innovation)
... also disadvantaged in terms of their living conditions, such as access to piped water. Importantly, these inequities exist along a social gradient, also affecting middle-class city dwellers to at least ...
42. Asia's services challenges
(Panorama/Change and innovation)
... 5% of GDP, and in India it is less than 15%, while in the South East Asian ASEAN countries it is above 25% -- this latter figure is however heavily influenced by Singapore. It is hard to draw firm conclusions. ...
... complex, irregular conflicts in fragile or failed states.  There will always be surprises like for example East Timor, Bougainville, or the Solomon Islands. Australia is unique among the advanced economies, ...
44. Will China overtake the US?
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... and adopting new technologies.  In the Philippines, it used to take eight years to get a telephone line installed.  Now everybody has at least one mobile phone. Sounds simple, doesn't it!  But history ...
45. Gender equality and development
... is lowest in the Middle East and North Africa (26 per cent) and South Asia (35 per cent), and highest in East Asia and the Pacific (64 per cent) and Sub-Saharan Africa (61 per cent). But many problems ...
46. Japan's triple crisis -- one year on?
(Panorama/Change and innovation)
...  Yukiko Uchida, Professor, Kyoto University, Kokoro Research Center.  Happiness in Japan before and after the Great East Japan Earthquake https://mail.google.com/mail/?shva=1#inbox/1360f2f42ce2dfce ...
...  (1)  In 2005 Purchasing Power Parity $. (2)  Bill Easterly and others have chosen "relative measures", defining the middle class as those in the second, third and fourth quintiles of per capita consumption ...
48. Asia’s Development and the Leadership Issue
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... growth figures since the second half of the 20th century, it is easy to understand why international observers have used the word 'miracle'. From 1975 to 2000 East Asia grew faster than any other region ...
49. Is China's economy in the balance?
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... see a house of cards that will soon implode in a major financial crisis. East Asian countries see China as the centre of a production sharing network that helped the region to recover from its own financial ...
... for much of Africa is not the volume of water it can access, but its uneven distribution across the continent. Alongside the Middle East, the drylands of North Africa, the Sahel and the Horn of Africa ...
51. East Asian Bureau of Economic Research
(Web Links / Civil society organisations)
52. East Asia Forum
(Web Links / Blogs)
53. Society
... and collective problems.  We thus have at least two identities, our identity as an individual and as a member of a particular society... Read more  ...
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