By Rahul Sen and Ramkishen Rajan
This policy brief has three broad objectives. First, it highlights the acute difficulties in estimating Mode 4 trade and analyzes the importance of liberalizing Mode 4 trade and the gains that could potentially be reaped by developing countries by doing so. Second, it focuses on the increasing importance of bilateral agreements as vehicles to enhance Mode 4 trade. Finally, it briefly discusses some policy implications going forward with reference to possible paths towards enhancing the participation of developing countries in Mode 4 trade.
This is the final report of the meeting 'Enhance the Capacity of National Emergency Management Agency of Mongolia (NEMA) on the Use of Geo-referenced Information System for Disaster Risk Management (Geo-DRM)', held on 20 to 24 May 2013 in Ulanbaator, Mongolia.
This is the Country Presentation Paper of Iran, by Mr. Iranmanesh Majid, Director General, Disaster Management Information, National Disaster Management Information, Interior Ministry, IR Iran, delivered during the Regional workshop on Geo-referenced Disaster Risk Management Information System in South and South-West Asia, and central Asia, held in Kathmandu, Nepal on 10 to 12 July 2012.
By Florian Alburo
This brief reviews some of the salient results from the on-going ARTNeT research studies on trade facilitation and provides some guidance on the needs and priorities associated with selected trade facilitation measures discussed by the Negotiating Group on Trade Facilitation (NGTF), as well as their relative implementation costs and sequencing. Implications for the negotiations on trade facilitation are then discussed.
This is the presentation on Need for Regional Partnership Development for Geo-referenced Information Sharing, by Mr. Sujit Mohanty, UNISDR, Asia Pacific, delivered during the Regional Workshop on Geo-referenced Disaster Risk Management Information System for South-East and East Asia, and the Pacific, held in Bangkok, Thailand on 20 to 22 February 2013.
This is the presentation on Applying GIS and Remote Sensing to Measure Disaster Risk: Example of Ecosystem Accounts, by Mr Daniel Clarke, Statistician, ESCAP, delivered during the Regional Workshop on Geo-referenced Disaster Risk Management Information System for South-East and East Asia, and the Pacific, held in Bangkok, Thailand on 20 to 22 February 2013.