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Open Development Mekong updates profile of Early Warning System

The Early Warning System is a global initiative that ensures local communities, and the organizations that support them, have verified information about proposed bank-funded projects likely to cause human and environmental rights abuses and provides clear strategies for advocacy before the project financing is approved ...

Open Development Mekong publishes new story on Infrastructure Financiers

In the LMCs, the main financiers, or entities that deal with large-scale investment, include both bilateral (country-to-country) investment, like from China, as well as multilateral (investors from more than one source) investment, such as through the Asian Development Bank (ADB).  More detail   ...

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 Vietnam publishes Climate Change topic page

Vietnam ranks the fifth in climate risk in the Global Climate Risk Index for 2018 and eighth in the Long-Term Climate Risk Index (CRI). Having 3,260 km of coast line, rising sea levels definitely create a big impact on Vietnam. According to the Inter-Governmental Panel on CC ...

Open Development Vietnam publishes a new map layer of population density

A new map layer of “Population density of regions in Vietnam in 2016” has been published by Open Development Vietnam. The map shows 7 levels of population density of regions of which Red river delta and Mekong river delta have the most density.  Access the map. ...

Open Development Myanmar publishes a new topic page on Taxation

There is a large information gap when it comes to taxation in Myanmar. For example, in a survey of urban taxpayers, 89% of respondents either agreed or strongly agreed to the statement, “I wish I had clearer information on what taxes I am supposed to ...

Open Development Vietnam publishes a topic page on Aid and Development

The topic page looks back on the effective aid flows that helped Vietnam from a poor, underdeveloped country to become a lower-income country. However, the proportion of official development assistance (ODA) contributing to the state budget is declining, while the need for capital to address ...

Open Development Vietnam maps The World Bank Aid Projects

Open Development Vietnam has published a new profile on The World Bank Aid Projects in Vietnam. The data is presented in an interactive map that allow readers to view and filter projects that are completed or under implementation.  For more detail, please access the new profile on The World Bank ...

New dataset on Policy Briefings (2013-2018) published on Open Development Mekong

This policy booklet provides policy recommendations on key sustainable development issues in the Mekong Region that were explored by the collaborative research projects of SUMERNET in phase 3 (2014-2017). The collaborative research projects addressed various sustainable development issues under three themes: Climate compatible development; Ecosystem ...

Open Development Mekong publishes a new sub-page on forest policy and administration

Open Development Mekong has just published a new sub-page on forest policy and administration. Cambodia (2002), Laos (2007), Myanmar (1992), Thailand (1941), and Vietnam (2004) each have national legal and policy mechanisms to govern the sustainable management and use of forest resources. However, these national laws are often undermined by a ...

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