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Increasing women's parliamentary representation in Asia and the Pacific: the Indonesian experience

In recent years, governments across Asia and the Pacific have adopted gender quotas to increase women’s representation in parliament. In 2003, Indonesia...

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...

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...

Factors affecting entry into supply chain trade: an analysis of firms in Southeast Asia

This article undertakes a comparative, firm-level analysis of joining supply chain trade in five Southeast Asian economies to improve our understanding of...

Comparing the health care systems of high-performing Asian countries

The newly industrialised and high income economies of East Asia perform remarkably well on a range of health system indicators. We adopt an institutional...

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...

ASEAN’s leadership in the regional comprehensive economic partnership

Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) centrality was one of the biggest motivations for ASEAN’s proposal of the Regional Comprehensive Economic...

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