All posts tagged “Philippines

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Doing Development Differently in practice from the Philippines

Jaime Faustino of The Asia Foundation in the Philippines features with two policy local activists in a 10 minutes video documentary produced by ODI’s Politics and Governance programme. This very well made video documentary describes their development entrepreneurship approach and how they decided to do something about the fact that 12ml Filipino do not have… Read More

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Thinking political economy in the Philippines

During this week I have been peer reviewing a paper on policies and interventions that aims at improving the sustainable management of forest and forestland in the province of Negros Oriental, Philippines. The government, through line agencies such as the Provincial Office of Environment and… Read More

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Just published – Book chapter on governance innovations in Asia.

The book by Ari-Veikko Anttiroiko, Stephen J. Bailey, Pekka Valkama, Innovative Trends in Public Governance in Asia, has just been published by IOS Press. I have written, with three colleagues from Evidence Based Policy in Development Network (ebpdn) from Indonesia, Vietnam and the Philippines, one of the… Read More

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Policy frustration: Evidence in action in the Philippines

What role does evidence play in policy-making processes here in the Philippines?’ ‘What are the tensions between research and policy processes?’ ‘How does research inform the implementation of policy guidelines and regulations?’ I am reviewing these questions in my notepad while sitting in the waiting room of… Read More