• This Asia-Pacific Human Development Report takes a bold look at climate change and what can be done about it. Contributing to post 2015 development discussions, the Report reveals how the world's most dynamic region can prepare itself, produce and consume differently, build rural resilience and create cities for the future we want.

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  • Asia and the Pacific can take pride in the region’s vibrant economic transformation in recent decades. Yet, this has not translated into progress on gender equality. Discrimination and neglect are threatening women’s very survival in Asia-Pacific, where women suffer from some of the world’s lowest rates of political representation, employment and property ownership.

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  • Corruption is increasingly being challenged as unacceptable across Asia and the Pacific. This Report shows how why eliminating corruption that plagues people’s daily lives must become a priority.

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  • The Asia-Pacific region has embraced free trade, but free trade will not embrace the poor unless countries pursue a bold new policy agenda harnessing economic growth to promote human development. The Report examines from an Asia-Pacific perspective the changes required in the world’s trading system, as envisioned in the Global Partnership for Development and the Millennium Development Goals.

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  • This Report is a pioneering attempt to examine how ICTs can be used effectively to bring about such development and social change. It is no coincidence that it covers the Asia-Pacific region – home to the world’s largest television audience, and where mobile phones and personal computers are among the fastest selling consumer electronic products.

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  • This report highlights South Asia’s substantial challenge, both in terms of human deprivation and vulnerability to the epidemic. It argues for a comprehensive intersectoral response based on the recognition of the linkages between human development and HIV/AIDS.

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