World Bank: New research on development issues in Vietnam – Volume 10, number 9 (2018 August 14)

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TABLE OF CONTENT

AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT

· Evolution of Agricultural Mechanization in Vietnam: Insights from a Literature Review and Multiple Rounds of a Farm Household Survey.
· Efficiency and adoption of organic tea production: Evidence from Vi Xuyen district, Ha Giang province, Vietnam.
· Is Green Growth Possible in Vietnam? The Case of Marine Capture Fisheries.
· An assessment of UN- REDD in Lam Dong Province, Vietnam.
· Forestland and rural household livelihoods in the North Central Provinces, Vietnam.
· Payment for forest environmental services in Vietnam: An analysis of buyers’ perspectives and willingness.
· The impact of agricultural land use transition on income of households in Viet Tri’s peri-urban areas, Vietnam.
· Tenurial security and agricultural investment: Evidence from Viet Nam.
· Development of Rice Promising Lines Using Genomic Technology and Information in Vietnam. Continue reading “World Bank: New research on development issues in Vietnam – Volume 10, number 9 (2018 August 14)”

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Bringing electricity to all corners of Southeast Asia

IEA

By Ali Al-Saffar
IEA Energy Analyst
19 December 2017

Grid extensions have formed the bulk 

This commentary draws from the Southeast Asia Energy Outlook 2017, a WEO Special Report, published in October.

Providing electricity access for all remains a critical topic in many parts of the developing world. The challenge is especially acute in Southeast Asia, one of the most dynamic regions of the global energy system, but whose rich and varied environment defies one-size-fits-all energy solutions.

Thanks to growing economies and burgeoning and urbanising middle classes, energy demand in Southeast Asia grows at one of the fastest rates in the world. Still, around 65 million people across the ten Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries are without access to electricity. In a recent special report on the region, we looked in detail at how to close this gap.
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China plans super-grid for clean power in Asia

Financial times

As hydropower hits problems, China plans renewable energy for region

The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), China’s ambitious outbound investment strategy which links at least 65 countries along terrestrial and maritime trade corridors, will open massive new opportunities for trade and investment in frontier markets. Energy infrastructure investments are a backbone of BRI, so aligning these investments with sustainable development goals is necessary for China to navigate regional patchworks of social, environmental and economic priorities. Continue reading “China plans super-grid for clean power in Asia”