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Open Development Mekong publishes a new page on SDG 3 - Good health and well-being

Open Development Mekong (ODM) recently published a new topic page on SDG 3 – Good health and well-being, which has a monitoring framework made up of 13 targets and 26 indicators.  You will get more comprehensive knowledge on the progress of SDG 3 regionalisation and localisation ...

Open Development Mekong publishes new topic page Regional Human Rights Mechanisms and Special Economic Zones

Open Development Mekong (ODM) recently published a new topic page on “Regional Human Rights Mechanisms and Special Economic Zones,” which aims to explore concerns and human rights mechanisms for people impacted by Chinese projects in the Lower Mekong Region.  Access the new published page >> ...

Open Development Mekong publishes new topic page on SEZs, Infrastructure Development, and Official Development Aid

Special Economic Zones (SEZs) have grown in popularity in Asia, alongside official development aid. SEZs have been promoted as being a resilient form of economic development, with the potential to involve local communities. They are targeted toward foreign investors, especially through beneficial policies and regulations. Open Development ...

Open Development Mekong publishes new topic page on Special Economic Zones in Context

Special Economic Zones (SEZs) have grown in popularity in Asia, alongside official development aid. SEZs have been promoted as being a resilient form of economic development, with the potential to involve local communities. They are targeted toward foreign investors, especially through beneficial policies and regulations. Open Development ...

Open Development Mekong updates Aid and Development topic page

The International aid and development assistance are important contributors to the economies of the Lower Mekong region. All Lower Mekong countries receive official development assistance (ODA), with Thailand also contributing ODA as a donor. Nevertheless, the region accounts for just LMC 3.37% of the world’s ...

Open Development Mekong publishes new pages on SDG 8 Decent work and economic growth, and SDG 16 Peace, justice and strong institutions

Open Development Mekong (ODM) publishes two new topic pages on​ “SDG 8 Decent work and economic growth” and “SDG 16 Peace, justice and strong institutions,” which are two of the 17 goals of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). You will get more comprehensive knowledge on ...

Open Development Mekong publishes a new topic page on Gender Equality

SDG 5 – “Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls” recognizes gender equality as an intrinsic human right. Furthermore, the overarching goal of the 2030 Agenda to “leave no one behind” will be unachievable without gender equality and women’s empowerment. () Having women’s representation in government is ...

Open Development Mekong publishes a new page on SDG9 - Industry, innovation and infrastructure

ASEAN is aware that infrastructure development requires regional cooperation as well as national implementation. The subregion has been working to support such cooperation. The first version of ASEAN’s Master Plan on Connectivity suffered from a lack of funding, so the current plan emphasizes the need ...

Open Development Mekong publishes a new page on SDG 14 - Life Below Water

As with the other SDGs, countries are encouraged to use the most relevant indicators for their individual national contexts. For example, not all the LMCs have coastline: Lao PDR is landlocked. The Laos government has shifted the focus away from marine resources to freshwater ecosystems ...

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