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Millennium Development Goals And Community Initiatives In The Asia Pacific

Author: Amita Singh
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 8132207602
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The book brings together implementation studies from the Asia Pacific countries in the context of the deadline of 2015 for achieving the Millennium Development Goals. The contributors to this volume are scholars belonging to the Network of Asia Pacific Schools and Institutes of Public Administration and Governance (NAPSIPAG). NAPSIPAG is the only non-West governance research network presently located at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi after having shifted from its original location at INTAN (Government of Malaysia) at Kuala Lumpur in 2009. ‘Implementation’ is a less understood but a much debated area of governance research. It requires micro-level analysis of government agencies, service delivery departments and stakeholders on one hand and its national and global policy level connections on the other. Implementation studies are above disciplinary divides and subsequent disjunctions which inhibit explorations on policy downslides or failures. The studies relate to the new initiatives which governments across the region have undertaken to reach out to the MDG targets agreed upon in 2000. The focus of analysis is the policy framework, local capacities of both the government agencies and people in drawing partnerships with relevant expert groups, ability to bring transparency and accountability measures in transactions for cost-effective results, leadership and sustainability dimensions which influence the functioning of local agencies. The book is especially important in the background of 15 voluminous Administrative Reforms Commission Reports accumulating dust in India and similar efforts lying unattended in many other countries of this region as well. Countries like Malaysia, which has focused upon ‘implementation strategies’ combined with timely evaluation and supervision of administrative agencies has almost achieved most of their committed MDGs. A special report of Malaysian efforts, initiates the debate of moving beyond the ‘best practice research’ in implementation arena. The central idea of this book is to demonstrate the role of communities in making governance effective and government responsive to the needs of people.

The Millennium Development Goals For Health

Author: Adam Wagstaff
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 9780821357675
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Annotation Provides information on progress and trends, including poornonpoor disparities; health systems reform as a means of laying building blocks for the efficient and equitable delivery of effective interventions; the financing of health spending through domestic resources and aid; and improving the effectiveness of development assistance in health. Linking the health Millennium Development Goals? agenda with the broader poverty-reduction agenda, this book is a valuable resource for policymakers in developing countries and development practitioners working in the health, nutrition, and population sector as well as students and scholars of public health.

Health And The Millennium Development Goals

Author: World Health Organization
Publisher: World Health Organization
ISBN: 9789241562980
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This WHO's report provides a global overview of progress towards each of the health MDGs to date and identifies the challenges to be addressed if we are to meet the goals. It presents the essential elements - the strategies and inputs - that will help the international community working collectively, to tackle the health crisis facing many poor countries, and in doing so, contribute to poverty reduction.

Mutual Cooperative And Employee Owned Businesses In The Asia Pacific

Author: Chris Rowley
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317534123
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The 25 years leading up to the international financial crisis have been depicted as ‘capitalism unleashed’, containing deregulation, privatisation, demutualisation and financialisation. Yet remarkably, given this economic and political context, co-operatives and mutuals appear to have been gaining ground in many countries, albeit modestly, even before the international financial crisis and the resulting global recession, from which the global economy is still only slowly recovering. The 2007-2008 international financial crisis called into question how appropriate the shareholder-owned model is, certainly if it is allowed to dominate the financial services sector. However the International Co-operative Alliance is determined to make the mutual and co-operative sector of the economy a dynamic, sustainable and increasingly important sector of the global economy. This book looks at the contribution of co-operative, mutual and employee-owned firms to the Asia Pacific economy - both currently and prospectively – and the challenges the standard ‘Western’ model faces regarding employment and output. It also looks at the role of Governments, the nature of co-operatives in China and the role of the state, and the future prospects for cross-border growth of co-operative and mutual business within Asia Pacific, and more widely. This book was originally published as a Special Issue of Asia Pacific Business Review.

Bottom Up Approaches In Governance And Adaptation For Sustainable Development

Author: Pradip Swarnakar
Publisher: SAGE Publishing India
ISBN: 9386446065
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This book analyzes how governance and climate change adaptation - both integral to sustainable development - operate outside the bureaucratic apparatus of the state. It examines ‘top-down’ and ‘bottom-up’ approaches to sustainable development and looks at a possible ‘middle-out’ approach to resolving the challenges to sustainable development. The book also includes case studies from India and Bangladesh, which show that community-level factors such as social and cultural capital are key to the success of sustainable development efforts.

Reorienting Educational Efforts For Sustainable Development

Author: Rajeswari Namagiri Gorana
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9401776229
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Education in South Asia has a renewed agenda which can enable societies to leapfrog development that is sustainable such that the individual is prepared for his/her involvement, responsibility and commitment to local and global discussions of our common future. This book on South Asia will focus on initiatives under the Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) umbrella and discuss the challenges, opportunities, issues and strategies in the countries of the region. It presents these initiatives of Environmental Education/ESD vis-à-vis the administrative, economic, social, cultural and ecological realities of each country at various levels of policy, planning, implementation and evaluation. The discussions in this book extend beyond formal education systems like schools, higher education, pre-service and in-service teacher preparation to community education and education initiatives conceptualized with the goal of sustainability. All initiatives will demonstrate how each country in its own pace contributing to move ESD from the periphery to the core of education initiatives.

Achieving The Health Millennium Development Goals In Asia And The Pacific

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Publisher: United Nations Publications
ISBN: 9789211205138
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The report tracks the progress made towards achieving the health-related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in Asia and the Pacific. It also analyses the barriers the region faces in making sustainable progress towards achieving the MDGs and the reasons for large-scale intra-country and inter-country disparities in their achievement. It also presents a number of strategies for removing such barriers, including a range of action and policy options at the national and regional levels.

Digital Review Of Asia Pacific 2009 2010

Author: Patricia B. Arinto
Publisher: IDRC
ISBN: 8132100840
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The biennial Digital Review of Asia Pacific is a comprehensive guide to the state-of-practice and trends in ICT for development (ICT4D) in Asia Pacific, carrying 31 updated country reports on the theme of ICT and education.

Win Win

Author: Asian Development Bank Institute
Publisher: Asian Development Bank
ISBN: 9784899740810
Size: 14.43 MB
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