Issues related to Girls’ Education

Girls’ education is a strategic development priority. It is an important tool that enables women and girls to participate in decisions that affect their lives and in improving their social…

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World Trade Organization (WTO)

The World Trade Organization (WTO) is an intergovernmental organization that is concerned with the regulation of international trade between nations. The WTO officially commenced on 1 January 1995 under the…

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East Asia Summit (EAS)

The East Asia Summit (EAS) established in 2005 is a forum of 18 regional leaders for strategic dialogue and cooperation on the key political, security, and economic challenges facing the…

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Bilateral and Regional Groups: Indian-Ocean Rim Association (IORA)

The Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA), formerly known as the Indian Ocean Rim Initiative and Indian Ocean Rim Association for Regional Cooperation (IOR-ARC), is an inter-governmental organisation consisting of coastal…

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Bilateral and Regional Groups: Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP)

Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is a proposed free trade agreement (FTA) between the 10 member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)– Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia,…

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Bilateral and Regional Groups: BCIM Forum, Mekong Ganga Cooperation (MGC)

BCIM Forum The BCIM (Bangladesh–China–India–Myanmar)Forum for Regional Economic Cooperation, earlier known as the ‘Kunming Initiative’, was founded in 1999 with the objective of promoting trade and economic development in the sub-region stretching from south…

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Bilateral and Regional Groups: BIMSTEC

Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) is an international organization of seven nations of South Asia and South East Asia of Bay of Bengal Region-…

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BRICS

BRICS is a dialogue and cooperation platform of five major emerging national economies: Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS). Originally the first four were grouped as “BRIC” (or…

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South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC)

The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) is an economic and geopolitical organization of eight countries that are primarily located in South Asia or the Indian subcontinent. SAARC was…

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Asian Development Bank

Modeled on the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank was conceived in the early 1960s as a financial institution that would be Asian in character and to promote social and…

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