Narrow down by keywords: Governance and public policy, South East Asia
- Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers and the rhetoric of participation
The World Bank and IMF have proposed the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP) framework for all poor countries as a condition of receiving unconditional debt relief under the HIPC Initiative. The PRSPs will also be the key vehicle for the World Bank ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:48
- Transformative learning and mind-change in rural Afghanistan
This article presents results of a quantitative/qualitative enquiry into ‘transformative learning’ and ‘mind-change’ dynamics among rural community representatives participating in the Government of Afghanistan’s National S ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:53
- The problem of gender quotas: women's representatives on Timor-Leste's suku councils
This article examines the experiences of women occupying reserved seats on the suku councils of Timor-Leste (each of which represents a number of small villages). The limited political participation of these women is often ascribed to patriarchal id ...
Abstract - dwardle - 2011-06-21 12:24
- Revisiting the impact of economic crisis on Indonesian agro-food production
This article discusses the impact of the ongoing global economic crisis on the Indonesian agro-food sector. It compares the current situation with the crisis of 1997–98 and examines whether the liberalisation of the Indonesian economy (and the agr ...
Abstract - dwardle - 2011-08-16 10:11
- The impact of high food prices on food security in Cambodia
Food prices in Cambodia increased by 36.8 per cent between July 2007 and July 2008. High food prices negatively affected people from all walks of life, but the extent of the impact varied. The poorest 40 per cent of the population spend 70 per cent of t ...
Abstract - dwardle - 2011-08-16 10:15