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Монголд сайн зам, сургууль, эмнэлэг хэрэгтэй байна: Яагаад хойч үедээ зориулан хуримтлал хийх талаар энэ бүх яриа өрнөөд байна в

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Монголын уул уурхайн салбарын орлого ойрын хэдэн жилд эрс өсөх хандлагатай байхад хүмүүс яагаад ирээдүйдээ бид юм үлдээх хэрэгтэй гээд яриад байна вэ.  Дэд бүтцийг барьж байгуулан, Монгол хүүхдүүдийг сурган, эрүүл мэндийн үйлчилгээг  сайжруулж, ажлын байр бий болгож байгаа нь хамгийн гол чухал зүйлс биш гэж үү?  Эдгээр хөгжлийн зорилтуудад хүрснээр Монгол улс нь хойч үедээ энэ бүхнийг өгч байгаа бус уу? гэсэн гайхалтай асуултууд байна.  Монгол улс эдгээрийг хийх ёстой, гэхдээ тэд нөгөө  талдаа огцом өсөлт, хөрөнгө оруулалтын үйл явц нь сүйрэлд хүргэх вий гэдгээс хамгаалах, хойч үедээ санхүүгийн хөрөнгө үлдээх гэсэн чармайлтаасаа хамааралтай байх  юм. Орлого сайтай байгаа үедээ тодорхой хэмжээгээр хуримтлуулан хадгалах нь байгалийн нөөц баялагийн үр дүнтэй удирдлагын нэг хэсэг юм.

Mongolia needs better roads, schools and hospitals: so why all this talk about saving for the future?

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Also available in: Mongolian

Mongolia’s mining revenues are set to soar in the coming years, but here people talk about the need to save for the future.

Surely building infrastructure, educating young Mongolians, improving healthcare and creating jobs is important? Surely by achieving these development goals Mongolia is providing for the next generation? These are great questions. Mongolia must do these things. But they in turn depend on efforts to prevent boom and bust and provide financial assets for future generations. Saving some of the revenues in good times is part of effective natural resource management.

Keeping the hope alive in Myanmar

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Axel talks about his trip to Myanmar in a video below.

You can feel the energy in Myanmar today—from the streets of Yangon, in the offices of government ministries and in rural villages. Dramatic political and economic changes are sweeping the country.

As HIV/AIDS cases increase in the Philippines, so does activism

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It was Christmas dinner two years ago, in 2010, among my gay friends. I just came back from an expat assignment in the US, and was greatly enjoying the uniquely Filipino way of celebrating the cheery season. Towards the end of that dinner, one of my close friends came up to me saying he wanted to speak with me in private.

The two of us went outside the restaurant, and in a dark corner of the parking lot he told me he wanted me to be among the first to know. Early that month, he had himself tested for HIV, and found out he was positive. I was so shocked that no words came out of my mouth, I remember just giving him the tightest hug I could, my mind blank, my heart racing, not knowing what to say or do next. He was my first close friend who came out to me as HIV-positive.

Malaysia: Fishermen, drug use and HIV coming full circle

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In Malaysia, over half of all HIV infections are transmitted through sharing contaminated needles and syringes. To combat the spread of the epidemic, the government in 2006 spearheaded 'harm reduction' interventions (pdf) which included a program where people who inject drugs are provided unused needles and syringes in exchange for used injecting equipment. Those who are addicted to opioids such as heroin, the most commonly used illicit substance in Malaysia, can also enroll in rehabilitation for synthetic opioid replacement therapy. Synthetic opioids, taken orally, help stabilize the opioid cravings of patients, thus enabling them to work. The move to introduce harm reduction in Malaysia revealed something that caught people by surprise—many of the fishermen from port city on the east coast of peninsular Malaysia use drugs.

A day in the life of the Solomons Rural Development Project

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(Read Part 2 and Part 3 of this blog post)

The bow of the open aluminium boat jumped from wave to wave, cutting deeply into the white-topped wave crests and adding salt spray to the rain that was showering us constantly with wind-blown pin prick-like strikes. The helmsman then turned towards the shore, slowly bringing the boat into shallow water beside a small wooden pier, where we were able to climb gingerly ashore.

The helmsman was Wilson, Team Leader for the Solomon Islands Rural Development Project (RDP) in the Western Province, and he was accompanied by Lottie, the RDP Project Manager. RDP is a Solomon Islands government project supported by the World Bank, Australia, the European Union and the International Fund for Agricultural Development. Graham (my colleague on this mission) and I were in the Solomon Islands as part of an evaluation of the World Bank's work in the Pacific, funded by the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID). The RDP had been selected as a case study project for us to visit.


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Fighting HIV/AIDS in Thailand: can distributing clean needles ever be as easy as giving out condoms?

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Available in: Français, ภาษาไทย

When I think of HIV/AIDs, symbols pop into my mind: the red looped ribbon and the free condom. They’re actually a good representation of what Thailand is doing best to combat the epidemic- massive information campaigns and the 100% Condom Program which saw the dramatic decline of HIV/AIDS among sex workers.

However, those symbols faded in my mind after I visited an old, impoverished part of Bangkok and met the people who currently are the most vulnerable to HIV/AIDS- the injection drug users.


HIV/AIDS and other blood-borne diseases are transmitted when needles are shared. Under influence, many users are also likely to have unprotected sex.  There are programs called ‘harm reduction’ where drug users are provided with clean needles, syringes, and condoms to avoid transmission. Condom distribution is easy but needles are another issue.