Public administration

Coping with nasty surprises: improving risk management in the public sector using simplified Bayesian methods

Bayesian methods are particularly useful to informing decisions when information is sparse and ambiguous, but decisions involving risks must still be made...

The rising tide of mental disorders in the Pacific region: forecasts of disease burden and service requirements from 2010 to 2050

Despite progress, poor performance of Pacific Island health systems continues to be highlighted by treatment gaps. Projecting burden of disease and the...

Determinants of tobacco consumption in Papua New Guinea: challenges in changing behaviours

This article analyses smoking prevalence and smoking behaviours in Papua New Guinea (PNG). Using the 2009–2010 PNG Household Income and Expenditure Survey...

Strengthening trade and health governance capacities to address non-communicable diseases in Asia: challenges and ways forward

Trade liberalisation is a driver of the rising burden of non-communicable diseases in Asia through its role in facilitating the growth of the region’s...

The political economy of mental health in Vietnam: key lessons for countries in transition

Among low- and middle-income countries, there is evidence that populations experiencing rapid political and economic transition have particularly high...

Economic structure, social risks and the challenges to social policy in Macau, China

Welfare state is often perceived as a response to help people coping with shocks caused by economic down turn. However, as argued by Hamnett, welfare...

Access to safe drinking water and sanitation in Indonesia

In 1990, 30 per cent of Indonesian population had no access to improved drinking water source. Almost 65 per cent lacked access to improved sanitation—and...

The evolution of cash transfers in Indonesia: policy transfer and national adaptation

Cash transfers became a subject of international policy transfer, but the underlying policy process is far more complex than simple policy diffusion. In...

Tackling substandard and falsified medicines in the Mekong: national responses and regional prospects

The wide circulation of substandard medicines in Southeast Asia is a serious public health concern. Substandard medicines may contain none, or inadequate...

How can we strengthen governance of non-communicable diseases in Pacific island countries and territories?

Pacific island countries and territories (PICTs) are some of the most geographically isolated in the world. Most have small populations and economies. In...

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