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Atomic Analogy of Poverty

June 9, 2014

An analogy between the model of an atom and poverty of an individual in a poverty field is presented to construe that poverty levels are quantized in similar notions as in the models of an atom. This analogy provides a rational explanation of the observed phenomena in society in part as well as it can be used to predict future observations. Concepts proposed in this paper may lead to a framework to quantify poverty, absolute or relative, and suggest enhanced collaboration between moral science and natural science to study poverty dynamics

Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific 2014

January 1, 2014

The Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific 2014 is the flagship annual statistical publication of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The Key Indicators presents the latest available indicators for the 48 regional ADB members. It contains analyses and statistical tables on the Millennium Development Goals and eight other economic, financial, social, and environmental themes. The Key Indicators also includes a special chapter -- "Poverty in Asia: A Deeper Look" -- that reviews the direction and pace of Asia's poverty

India Social Enterprise Landscape Report

August 1, 2012

As part of an Asian Development Bank Regional Technical Assistance (RETA), Shujog provided a broad overview of the SE landscape in India, covering various sectors and profiling 120 Indian SEs. The report highlights social and environmental needs, how SEs are addressing these needs, the key barriers confronting SEs, and the different enablers that facilitate SE activities.

Market Intermediaries in Asia and the Pacific: Developing a Regional Social Investment Exchange Initiative

December 1, 2011

This report studies the interest of market intermediaries and facilitators in supporting SEs in Asia Pacific. It is a part of Asian Development Bank's Regional Technical Assistance (RETA).

Impact Investors in Asia: Characteristics and Preferences for Investing in Social Enterprises in Asia and the Pacific

November 1, 2011

The report provides insights on the "buy" side of impact investing in Asia, covering insights from investors, financial intermediaries that advise SEs on capital raising, and developers of platforms seeking to connect SEs in the region with impact investors. It seeks to understand what engages investors in impact investing and what their interest in a social stock exchange is like.

Learning Lessons: Urban Water Supply Sector

January 1, 2011

Complementing a November 2009 guidance note that outlined risks to development effectiveness in the urban water supply sector, this brief provides relevant lessons from evaluations of Asian Development Bank programs over the last ten years. The findings warn against the sector's vulnerability to diverse institutional, organizational, operations, and project-level risks.

Water Rights and Water Allocation: Issues and Challenges for Asia

January 1, 2009

The primary audience for this report is management and staff working in water resources agencies in Asia, particularly those in river basin organizations (RBOs) in their various forms. The roles and responsibilities of RBOs vary considerably and are evolving as pressureson water resources are becoming more severe. Although this report seeks to share knowledge about the fundamentals and application of waterrights and allocation, it attempts to do so with a practical focus.

Investing in Ourselves: Giving and Fund Raising in Asia

January 1, 2002

This is the Asia overview study of Investing in Ourselves - Giving and Fund Raising in Asia, which had its origin in the International Conference on Supporting the Nonprofit Sector in Asia, sponsored by the Asia Pacific Philanthropy Consortium (APPC) in January 1998.

Investing in Ourselves: Giving and Fund Raising in Bangladesh

January 1, 2002

This is the Bangladesh case study of Investing in Ourselves - Giving and Fund Raising in Asia, which had its origin in the International Conference on Supporting the Nonprofit Sector in Asia, sponsored by the Asia Pacific Philanthropy Consortium (APPC) in January 1998.

Investing in Ourselves: Giving and Fund Raising in Thailand

January 1, 2002

This is the Thailand case study of Investing in Ourselves - Giving and Fund Raising in Asia, which had its origin in the International Conference on Supporting the Nonprofit Sector in Asia, sponsored by the Asia Pacific Philanthropy Consortium (APPC) in January 1998.

Investing in Ourselves: Giving and Fund Raising in Nepal

January 1, 2002

This is the Nepal case study of Investing in Ourselves - Giving and Fund Raising in Asia, which had its origin in the International Conference on Supporting the Nonprofit Sector in Asia, sponsored by the Asia Pacific Philanthropy Consortium (APPC) in January 1998.

Investing in Ourselves: Giving and Fund Raising in Pakistan

January 1, 2002

"This is the Pakistan case study of Investing in Ourselves - Giving and Fund Raising in Asia, which had its origin in the International Conference on Supporting the Nonprofit Sector in Asia, sponsored by the Asia Pacific Philanthropy Consortium (APPC) in January 1998.