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Harnessing sports to raise awareness on HIV & STIs

Sport is increasingly being used as an effective tool to respond to the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in Samoa.  


Ending the Modern-day Slavery that lurks in Global Supply Chains

Global Supply Chains involve considerable costs and risks for some low and middle-income countries. Some countries can remain embedded in permanently low value-added activities, with little hope of…  


Overcoming Employment Discrimination: Economic Inclusion of LGBTI People

Generating the data needed for economic inclusion of LGBTI people across Asia and the Pacific region.  


In Bangladesh, a change-maker in an urban slum

One year after her marriage, Jahanara and her husband shifted to Dhaka's Korail slum in 1998 and started her new family.  


Prepare to Win: Raising Tsunami Awareness at the Rugby World Cup 2019

For the Government of Japan, strengthening tsunami and disaster awareness is critical for preparedness.  


Afghanistan | Making Municipal Services More Responsive to Citizen Needs

A new Citizen Service Centre (CSC) and Mobile Citizen Service Center, which provide efficient and transparent stationary and mobile services throughout the city, have been built with the support of…  


Miss Galaxy Pageant blazes a trail for acceptance of trans women in Tonga

As a result of widespread social stigma, discrimination, violence and abuse, transgender people are often pushed to the margins of society and are unable to access the social services, including…  


Counting sheep as grasslands shrink in India's Gujarat state

Pastoralists from Kachchh walk great distances in search of grazing lands for their sheep in Gujarat, even as pastures disappear or become inaccessible, and climate patterns get ever more erratic  


In Cambodia, a search for new livelihoods in an era of growth

Climate change and over-fishing are depleting habitats and wiping out fish populations, jeopardizing a way of life for this small, naturally flooded fishing community.  


Improving pricing and procurement of health technologies to advance universal health coverage

Well-managed policies and approaches for the pricing and procurement of health technologies are vital for low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) to ensure the availability and affordability of…  

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