Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited five Central Asian countries in October 2015. This was the second Japanese Prime Minister to have visited this region since the former Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi’s visit to Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan in 2006.
Doctor shortage, poor infrastructure, long wait times (especially for women), high diagnostic costs and extensive travel for treatment…all of these results in avoidable deaths and high mortality rate in rural India. According to the Lancet (2015), more than 2,000 primary health centers in India were operated without a doctor and more than 5,000 have no pharmacist.
Concerted efforts and clear pathways are therefore needed to ensure that the implementation of the SDGs is kept on course.
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This article has overviewed the level of development and engagement by the international community in Central Asia. Having covered these issues, it is incumbent upon Japan to proactively pursue…
As to international relations, it is clear that Chinese influence over Central Asian region has been growing dramatically. China established the Shanghai-Five…
Since the independence of five Central Asian countries, the international society has expanded their involvement in this region through provision of ODA.
In the last 24 years since the collapse of USSR, five Central Asian countries have been transformed. Each has transitioned from communism and planned economy…
Prospects of Japan’s Assistance for Central Asia – In the Aftermath of Prime Minister Abe’s Visit to Central Asia
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited five Central Asian countries in October 2015.
Over the last year or so we have been doing some work exploring how the Indian seed sector might contribute to African agriculture, boosting productivity and assisting in particular smaller, poorer farmers.
Research Director of the Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre Professor Kunal Sen has published a new book: Out of the Shadows?
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