The Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Report (APTIR) is a recurrent publication prepared by the Trade, Investment and Innovation Division of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific.

To inform plans to achieve universal health coverage (UHC), we estimated utilisation and unit cost of outpatient visits and inpatient admissions, did a decomposition analysis of utilisation, and estimated additional services and funds needed to meet a UHC standard for utilisation.

Worldwide, around 1 billion people currently lack access to electricity, the vast majority in rural areas. A real opportunity exists to now meet this challenge with private sector solutions for off-grid renewable energy, either via solar-battery mini-grids or solar home systems.

Worldwide, around 1 billion people currently lack access to electricity, the vast majority in rural areas. A real opportunity exists to now meet this challenge with private sector solutions for off-grid renewable energy, either via solar-battery mini-grids or solar home systems.

The NDC Update Report tracks the progress on the implementation of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to the Paris Agreement. The theme of this edition is “Ambition”: look ahead and explore whether governments are ready for the next round of pledges and where support and preparation could focus.

Global emissions in 2018 are projected to increase by more than 2% after three years of almost no growth, reaching 37.1 GtCO2, a new record high as per this latest report. In India, the carbon dioxide emissions in 2018 are likely to be 6.3 per cent more than in 2017, and is expected to touch 2.62 billion tones.

A report released by the World Health Organisation (WHO) reveals a swift upward trajectory of global health spending, particularly in low- and middle-income countries where health spending is growing on an annual average of 6% compared to 4% in high-income countries.

Climate change is a systemic risk – one which investors cannot diversify away from. As equity investors and universal owners, investors have the ability and the responsibility to raise their concerns with investee companies to manage climate risk.

SouthSouthNorth has released an independent study on the potential private sector investment priorities that support South Africa's climate change outcomes.

Karnataka signed up for UDAY Scheme in June 2016 with an objective of improving operational efficiency of its DISCOMs. As per the scheme, Karnataka has a target of reducing its aggregate technical and commercial (AT&C) loss to 14.2% by FY19. The Karnataka DISCOMs seem to have brought down their AT&C loss over the last five years.

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