Aid & development policy

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...

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...

Cultural Economics and Intellectual Property: Tensions and Challenges for the Region Authors

The Pacific islands region is currently experiencing an intensification of interest in culture as an enabler, rather than an inhibitor, of development....

Food security in India: the imperative and its challenges

This article addresses the imperative of food security in India in the context of persistent prevalence of malnutrition despite several years of rapid...

Globalisation in Viet Nam: an opportunity for social mobility?

Viet Nam’s Doi Moi reforms opened the economy to the world and set structural transformations and society in motion. In this context, a relevant question...

Conditional cash transfer in the Philippines

This article explores how global social policy can be implemented in the local context by examining the policy process undertaken for the conditional cash...

Taxation challenges in developing countries

A well-functioning revenue system is a necessary condition for strong, sustained and inclusive economic development. However, the revenue systems in some...

Caribbean integration—lessons for the Pacific?

The members of the Pacific Islands Forum have recently considered a quite critical review of the Pacific Plan for strengthening regional cooperation and...

Regional service delivery among Pacific island countries: an assessment

Pacific Island countries face a range of development challenges, including smallness, distance from major markets and capacity constraints. Regional...

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