Authors/editor(s): Rapid Asia with support from UN Women – In markets across Lao People’s Democratic Republic, market management committee representatives consist of oﬃcials from relevant government agencies and market owners, with no market vendors. This leaves women vendors without a voice in decisions made or implemented by the committee. They also lack information about existing… Read more »
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Photo: Hillary Clinton in Philadelphia on July 8, 2016. (AP/Matt Rourke) The US Election is over and the result was shocking for many, and surprising to most. Secretary Hillary Clinton was a clear favorite, and several tracking polls had her in the lead for several months. So how could so many experienced pollsters get it… Read more »
Aug 29 – Sep 2 2016, RAPID ASIA had stakeholders interview and baseline data collection in MaeSot for IOM MM & HC project. The data collected will be used for vulnerabilities assessment and will be used to foster the project development in the future.
The International Labour Organization will conduct research into the experiences that Myanmar migrant workers have faced abroad and how the country benefits after they return home, according to the UN agency. The research will start next month in locations that send the most labourers abroad – Meiktila andMyingyan townships in Mandalay Region, as well as… Read more »
11th March 2016—More than 100 behavior change experts, including Rapid Asia met in Hong Kong to formulate innovative approaches and action plans to change the knowledge, attitudes and practice of consumers of illegal wildlife products. Watch the conference video featuring various speakers including Daniel from Rapid Asia. The material of the workshop can also be… Read more »
Hong Kong, 11th March 2016—More than 100 behavior change experts, including Rapid Asia met in Hong Kong to formulate innovative approaches and action plans to change the knowledge, attitudes and practice of consumers of illegal wildlife products. Participants from approximately 60 organizations across the globe represented diverse professional and research experience on influencing consumer choice… Read more »
There are growing concerns about human rights around the globe and use of the Human Rights Based Approach (HRBA) is gaining more attention in the social development arena. But how can we use the HRBA when conducting assessments? The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) has a conceptual framework that we have adapted for this… Read more »
Gaining actionable insights to bolster policy advocacy can be difficult and available data is often fragmented. The following framework can help structure and frame data from different sources in a useful way to help answer an important question: What’s next? It goes without saying that policy advocacy is an art and you need to be… Read more »
Picture derived from Freeland Twenty-six civil society and government organizations met in Beijing on May 12 and 13 to explore the impact of behavior change campaigns implemented in China over the last four years to curb the local consumption of wildlife products. The country is one of the world’s biggest markets for such products. In… Read more »
On 29 April 2016, Rapid Asia in collaboration with UN Women conducted a Validation Workshop with a view to presenting key findings from a baseline study on “Situation of Market Vendors in Vientiane Capital”. Workshop participants included key stakeholders from Lao government agencies. Recommendations and comments on the key findings from this workshop will be incorporated… Read more »