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Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific 2019

Asian Development Bank : 2019

The Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific 2019, the 50th edition of this series, presents the latest statistics on a comprehensive set of economic, financial, social, environmental, and SDG indicators for the 49 countries in Asia-Pacific region. It is designed to serve as a resource for information on development issues across the region for a wide audience, including policy makers,...

Source: Asian Development Bank

Link: https://www.adb.org/sites/default/files/publication/521981/ki2019.pdf

Tags: Sustainable Development

The Governance of Nepal’s Flood Early Warning System: Opportunities Under Federalism

Chinaporn Meechaiya, Emily Wilkinson, Emma Lovell, Sarah Brown, Mirianna Budimir : 2019

This working paper looks at the institutional mechanisms for assessing, monitoring, communicating and responding to flood risk information and warnings across three river basins in eastern and western Nepal, and identifies opportunities for enhancing these services under the new federal structure. Decentralising government responsibilities and resources could bring huge benefits, including...

Source: Overseas Development Institute

Link: https://www.odi.org/sites/odi.org.uk/files/resource-documents/12874.pdf

Tags: Disaster Management

Deliberation: Getting Policy-Making Out From Behind Closed Doors

Practice Group on Dialogue and Deliberation, Open Government Partnership : 2019

This briefing book attempts to capture learnings about an emerging method for such citizen engagement: public deliberation. Public deliberation gives citizens a meaningful role, but it asks for something in return: a willingness to listen to different views, weigh competing needs and interests, and carefully craft balanced solutions. It considers how and where deliberation can strengthen...

Source: Open Government Partnership

Link: https://www.opengovpartnership.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Deliberation_Getting-Policy-Making-Out_20190517.pdf

Tags: Policymaking

Environmental Performance in Asia: Overview, Drivers, and Policy Implications

Bihong Huang and Yining Xu : 2019

This paper gives an overview on environmental performance in countries of Asia, understand its drivers and advance preliminary policy recommendations for more effective environmental governance in the region. It advocates for a scientific approach to policy design that improves the quality of environmental governance, in addition to the continuous commitment of resources in countries of Asia.

Source: Working Paper 990, Asian Development Bank Institute

Link: https://www.adb.org/sites/default/files/publication/521606/adbi-wp990.pdf

Tags: Environment

Building Participatory and Inclusive Institutions: Bringing Meaningful Participation into Economic Decision-Making

Jodie Thorpe, John Gaventa and Evert-jan Quak : 2019

The overall aim of this paper is to shed light on what constitutes meaningful participation in areas of economic decision making such as alternative forms of economic management, citizen voice in government economic policy making and grassroots economic alternatives through the social and solidarity economy where people claim ownership over economic processes. It examines how various forms...

Source: Institute of Development Studies, Open Society Foundations, UN Inter- Agency Task Force on Social and Solidarity Economy

Link: http://unsse.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/149_Thorpe_Building-participatory-institutions_En_.pdf

Tags: Economy

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