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Overcoming Vulnerability to Rising Oil Prices

Options for Asia and the Pacific - Fuel to Change Livelihoods, Equity, Empowerment

  • Author: UNDP
  • Publication date: November 2007
  • Page count: 166
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 08.III.B.5

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Soaring oil prices are threatening the prospects of millions of people in the developing world and posing an unforeseen challenge to the Millennium Development Goals. This report examines the impact of rising oil prices since 2003 on developing countries of the Asia-Pacific region. It represents a set of policy options and priorities that can help reduce national vulnerability to future price rises and protect the interests of the poor. The report also includes field studies carried out in rural and urban areas of four countries: China, India, Indonesia and Lao PDR.