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21. Poverty in India
... The ADB estimates that states like Orissa, Bihar, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand have poverty rates about double the national average, and rates so high that they rival the worst of sub-Saharan Africa. By ...
22. Russia and the East
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... States, Europe, and problems around Syria and Iran, Putin also described his views on the relationship of his country with the East. While it is quite clear that the development of the Russian-Japanese ...
23. Human development in Asia
... Australia, Netherlands, and United States.  New Zealand comes in fifth, ahead of a number of countries with higher gross national income, thanks to its high life expectancy and good education performance. ...
24. Multidimensional poverty
... is given by the average MPI value -- Sub-Saharan Africa 0.360; South Asia 0.280, Arab States 0.077, East Asia and the Pacific 0.065, Latin America and the Caribbean 0.032, and Central and Eastern Europe ...
25. Asian Century Hype
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... states, especially Venice.  Western Europe then overtook China (the leading Asian economy) in per capita GDP in the 14th century. Western Europe then continued its rise thanks to Portugal, Spain, and ...
26. Urbanization in Asia -- 12 things to know in 2012
(Panorama/Change and innovation)
...  http://www.unhabitat.org/pmss/listItemDetails.aspx?publicationID=2917  5.  ADB’s Strategy 2020 states that “livable cities” will be fostered through support for infrastructure, with programs that focus ...
... 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, ...
28. Will China overtake the US?
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... United States, Frederich List's Germany, and Japan, Korea and Taiwan. Fourth, intellectual property regimes which do not seriously restrict the ability of companies to copy technologies.  Licensing agreements ...
29. An Indo-Pacific Strategy for Australia
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... are riddled with inequalities, corruption and environmental problems.  And this hedge is Australia's Alliance with the United States. Most importantly this Alliance is not an anti-China instrument.  It ...
... and aid from wealthier Arab states and OECD nations to help provide technology, such as more efficient irrigation and recycling systems. Fourth, raising investment and providing sources of funding is ...
31. Central Asia Update
... Here is the interview, which makes for very interesting reading.   How would you judge the current economic situation of Central Asia? Central Asian states seemingly have an image of dynamically ...
32. Asia and Europe
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... unresolved disputes between India and Pakistan.  And many of these disputes involve nuclear weapons states and/or those who are in the process of nuclear weapons proliferation.  These are disputes of real ...
... problems.  Further, in Australia's patchwork economy, mining states like Western Australia and Queensland are doing much better than the rest of the nation, and Sydney may no longer be representative of ...
34. Doing business in Asia
... on most of these criteria to top the list followed by New Zealand, United States and Denmark.  Elsewhere in Asia, Korea jumped to 8th place from 15th last year. Rising middle income countries in South ...
35. China's elites and development
... and Bill Gates in the United States are examples of people who changed the direction of development in ways that were contingent on their position as elites, and in ways that favoured the advancement of ...
36. Inequality just keeps on rising
... 10 to 1 in Italy, Japan, Korea and the United Kingdom, and higher still, at 14 to 1 in Israel, Turkey and the United States. In many emerging economies, the situation is worse.  In Chile and Mexico, ...
37. Birth of CELAC, a new regional body
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... United States and Canada were not asked to attend. At first glance CELAC might be considered as Chavez' creation. On the contrary, the idea took form last year in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, at the Group ...
... see smaller states trying to balance the growing influence of a potential regional hegemon. Even East Asia’s three main powers, China, Japan and South Korea, whose cooperation has historically been stunted, ...
39. Innovating out of crisis
(Panorama/Change and innovation)
Many macroeconomists are suggesting that the United States could be "turning Japanese" -- meaning that it could also be in for a lost decade. But this assessment underestimates America's capacity for ...
40. OECD and Asia
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... Development.  These organizations are part of the post World War 2 order created under the leadership of the United States. The Permanent Members of the UN Security Council have not changed since its ...
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