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Millennium Development Goals and Community Initiatives in the Asia Pacific

by Singh, Amita.
Authors: Gonzalez, Eduardo T.%editor. | Thomson, Stanley Bruce.%editor. | SpringerLink (Online service) Physical details: XIX, 242 p. 49 illus. online resource. ISBN: 8132207602 Subject(s): Economics. | Sustainable development. | Development Economics. | Endogenous growth (Economics). | Economic policy. | Economics/Management Science. | Development Economics. | Public Administration. | Economic Growth. | Economic Policy. | Sustainable Development. | Political Economy.
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Tracking Implementation -- Narrowing Disparities via the New Economic Model (NEM): Is Malaysia Set to Excel Beyond its MDGs Targets -- The Scaling-up Process and Health MDGs in the Philippines -- Healthcare Governance and Climate Change Adaptation: A Pharmaceutical Industry -- Reaching the 7th Millennium Development Goals (MDG) on Environmental Sustainability: The South Asian Response -- Interrogating the PPP Model in Health Care Insurance -- Rashtriya Swasthya Beema Yojna (RSBY): Panacea for the poor -- Local Innovations in Service Delivery: Gender- Responsive Budgeting in Davao City, Philippines -- Women Empowerment Through LLP in Southern Philippines -- Revisiting the Role of Universities in Achieving MDGs -- Community- University Partnerships for Improved Governance -- Determinants of Managerial Innovation in the State University Administration in Sri Lanka -- Regulatory Mapping in Local Governance and The Economic Governance Index in Sri Lanka -- Benefits and Challenges of E-Governance for Service Delivery in Nepal -- E-Leadership for E-Government in Indonesia -- Impact of NGCSOs in Developing Capability of the Low-Income People in South Australia -- From Reinvention to Communitization: The Himalayan Indian State of Nagaland Shows the Way -- Reaching out to the People: The Role of Leikai-Club in the State of Manipur (India) in Achieving the MDGs -- EPILOGUE : Thinking About Reaching Out: Analytical Approaches To Develop Feasible Projects.

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. The implementation 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. 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.

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