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Toward Energy, Food, Water, and Air Securities in CLMV

Aris Ananta
Evi Nurvidya Arifin

Mletiko, 6 April 2014

This is a powerpoint presentation on how to create securities in energy, food, water, and air in CLMV (Cambodia, Lao, Myanmar, and Vietnam). Without energy, people cannot modernize their economy. However, without energy, people will still be alive, and healthy, if there is a sufficient amount of healthy food. Therefore it is very important to secure food security. Nevertheless, without food, people can survive for several weeks if not months, if people can still drink safe clean water. Thus, it is very urgent to have security in safe clean water. Furthermore, without safe clean water people may survive for several days or weeks if the air they breath is clean and of high quality. In other words, it is very crucial to guarantee the security of clean and high quality air. Finally, without clean air, people will die in a very short time, perhaps only two minutes. Having security in clean air is fundamental in our life.

The discussion is put in the context of social, economic, and environmental sustainable development — following the UN’s resolution on “The Future We Want”. This sustainable development is people centred and inclusive, regardless of age and gender. Justice is another important point in sustainable development.

It also discusses two extreme approaches to security of natural resources: free trade and self-sufficiency. Usually, no country follows either one, but a combination of both.

It provides some statistics on natural resources in CLMV in comparison with those in other ASEAN countries.

This powerpoint also shows how demographic data can help creating securities of energy, food, water, and air, by seeing population as a market and production base. By understanding population dynamics, we can help creating people’s sustainable behaviour. This behaviour should become a trendy and “cool” behaviour.

Attached is the SecurityinEnergyFoodWaterAir.***


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Sustainable and Just Social Protection in Southeast Asia

13 December 20120

Dear readers,

The ASEAN  Economic Bulletin, volume 20, number, December 2012 is just published. This is a special edition on Sustainable and Just Social Protection in Southeast Asia with  Aris Ananta as the editor.  However, because of space limitation, this edition only includes five countries: Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, and Vietnam.

This edition sees that poverty remains a continuing crisis in Southeast Asia, regardless of the timing and severity of the global economic crisis.  Moreover, being poor and falling into poverty is often beyond an individual’s capacity to avoid. Who should help these individuals and how much help should be given — the individuals themselves, their families, their friends, their communities, and/or their governments? A just and financially sustainable social protection system is perhaps an answer to those questions.

The first paper serves as an introduction to the five country papers.  It provides an analytical background for the country papers. It discusses what social protection is, reviews an analytical framework of a continuum pioneered by Esping-Anderson (1990), and attempts to locate where the five Southeast Asian countries are in the continuum.

The “Background” and “Concluding Remarks” of the first chapter can be opened here .

Sustainable and Just Social Protection in Southeast Asia


Here are the authors and titles of the five country papers:

Muliadi Widjaja. “Indonesia: In Search for a Placement-Support Social Protection”

Ragayah Haji Mat Zin. “Malaysia: Towards a Social Protection System in an Advanced Equitable Society”

Chew Soon Beng. “Employment-based Social Protection in Singapore: Issues and Prospects”

Yongyuth Chalamwong and Jidapa Meepien. “Poverty and Just Social Protection in Thailand”

Giang Thanh Long. “Delivering Social Protection to the Poor and Vulnerable Groups in Vietnam”


Any comment is welcome.

Best regards,

Aris  Ananta


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Poverty and Global Recession in Southeast Asia

Just  Published

Edited by  Aris   Ananta and Richard Barichello

About the Book

Financial crises after financial crises have occurred, with widening impact and deepening severity. This book started  with an  objective to understand the impact of high inflation on poverty in Southeast Asia. However, global inflation moved quickly into recession in 2008. Southeast Asia was not an exception.

This book then refocused the title to Poverty and Global Recession in Southeast Asia. It is a modest attempt to contribute a better understanding of poverty and food security in Southeast Asia during the 20089-09 global recession, considering both recent development and the previous major crisis of 19979-98. The book may also help to anticipate some possible impacts of future global recession on food and poverty, not only in Southeast Asia, but also in many other countries in the world.

The book was published by Institute of  Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore, 2012. (*)

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