Remittances volumes to low- and middleincome developing countries have a potentially large development impact because they are three to four times bigger than official development assistance and more stable than foreign direct investment.
They are projected to reach US$450 billion in 2017 (KNOMAD 2017).
On such important volumes, the slightest decrease in transaction cost amounts to millions more channeled to end recipients.
The January Issue of the Legal Alert focuses on the following:
Parliament Passed Law Governing State Policy on Temporary Occupied Territories in Donetsk and Luhansk Regions
Draft Law on Legal Status of Disappeared Person has Passed the First Parliamentary Hearing
The Cabinet has Increased Monthly Housing Benefits for IDPs
IDPs are now Entitled to Temporary Housing
The Cabinet has adopted State Program on Restoration and Development of Peace in the Eastern Regions
This sourcebook aims to assist in building awareness, knowledge and capacity about why, how and in which contexts ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) valuation can be used to inform, guide and influence adaptation decision-making. The sourcebook combines information on valuation theory and methods with 40 real-world examples and practical steps for commissioning, designing and implementing EbA valuation studies.
December issue of the Legal Alert focuses on the following:
Increase in Minimal Living Wage and Minimal Salary Rates
The Cabinet has Presscribed a Form for Technical Inspections Act for Living Premises
The Court has Quashed Cabinet Resolution No. 365 on the Ground of Discrimination of IDPs
The Cabinet has Adopted IDP Integration and Durable Solutions Strategy
Según lo revela el último informe del Consejo Noruego para Refugiados, en el 2014 más de 19 millones de personas tuvieron que abandonar sus hogares por inundaciones, tormentas y terremotos, que significa una cifra hasta cuatro veces superior a las migraciones por conflictos armados. El Panel Intergubernamental del Cambio Climá-tico (IPCC) asegura que para el año 2050 la cifra de desplazados ambientales puede alcanzar los 250 millones.
Importance of environmental migration for Latin America
Latin America, along with the Saharan countries of Africa, is among the regions that are most fragile and vulnerable to the impact of climate change. The most vulnerable countries have been identified as Haiti, Guyana, Bolivia, Honduras and Guatemala. Projected variations in rainfall patterns will bring about changes in the water cycle, such as sudden floods, droughts and the consequent risk of forest fires.
GPS coordinates: 37.054789 - 42.445256
Sub district: Semel
Camp popula1on: 5,662 (BK1) - 5,848 (BK2) (16 Feb 2017)
School-aged children: 3,908
Children with special needs: 133
22.03.2017 – Satellites supply data about the condition of approximately 15 million hectares of land under rice cultivation. Insured farmers can access compensation quickly in the event of crop losses.
14.03.2017 – Many Afghans are fleeing to different parts of the country – where they often face limited prospects. But in the north of the country their situation is now starting to improve.
06.03.2017 – 8 March is International Women’s Day. Gender equality is the key to sustainable development – even in crisis regions such as Yemen.
Women’s employment and participation in society play a key role in reducing poverty and permanently ending social and political instability. With support from the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, around half a million women worldwide entered the workplace between 2010 and 2015 and 15,000 women displaced by crisis and war gained access to vocational training and education.
The Coping with Climate Change in the Pacific Island Region (CCCPIR) Program Programme aims to strengthen the capacities of regional organisations in the Pacific Islands region and its member states to adapt to climate change and mitigate its causes. The programme in Vanuatu (which has been operational for 8 years) was structured in 3 components in 2016: (1) Mainstreaming climate considerations and adaptation strategies; (2) Implementing adaptation and mitigation measures; (3) Climate change and education.
08.02.2017 – 3D models have been deployed since 2013 to facilitate the effective implementation of protective measures for rivers and water reservoirs. Drones supply data for this.
Thailand is feeling the impact of climate change – in particular, the agricultural sector has to deal with extreme weather conditions. The disastrous flooding of 2011 was followed by years of drought, which put additional pressure on water resources already compromised by agriculture.
12.01.2017 – Jürgen Koch, GIZ Country Director in Mali, talks about the challenges of working in the field. Many projects are being successfully implemented despite the tense security situation.
Mr Koch, what are the main challenges of working in Mali?
Since early November 2016, 15 young men have been learning to use welding equipment at the Jiner vocational training centre in northern Iraq. Most of the group are Syrians now living in Dohuk province as refugees. Others are Yazidis who fled the Sinjar mountain region to escape the advance of the so-called ‘Islamic State’. The groups have one thing in common: they are now living in camps and, after all they have experienced, they want to live an independent life and earn their own living with prospects for the future.