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East Asia and Pacific

Aceh veteran speaks out

Shaela Rahman, the trailblazer of Aceh, recalls her time spent developing private sector on the island. She transcended the written form to share her recipe for success in a short video instead.

Aceh diary continues with David Lawrence who writes here.

Carbon-neutral banking for the rural poor

ANZ is not only expanding access to financial services in rural areas of Solomon Island, but it does so in an environmentally friendly way. Having won a tender from the government to provide banking to the rural population, the financial mogul will open six new solar-powered ATMs, link up with Solomon Island Postal Corporation in seven new locations and add five mobile branches.

First Global Peace Index - the texture of peace

The Economist Intelligence Unit launched today a study ranking 121 nations by their 'absence of violence.' The 24 indicators include internal and external factors such as levels of violence within a country, organized crime, the number of people in prison, and military expenditure.

First Global Peace Index - the texture of peace

The Economist Intelligence Unit launched today a study ranking 121 nations by their 'absence of violence.' The 24 indicators include internal and external factors such as levels of violence within a country, organized crime, the number of people in prison, and military expenditure.

First Global Peace Index - the texture of peace

The Economist Intelligence Unit launched today a study ranking 121 nations by their 'absence of violence.' The 24 indicators include internal and external factors such as levels of violence within a country, organized crime, the number of people in prison, and military expenditure.

Private sector development for stability in East Timor

In a Wall Street Journal op-ed (subscription required), Paul Cleary - an Australian journalist and a former advisor to the East Timor government - links a decline in GDP per capita to instability:


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