This report looks at ways developed and developing country governments can support efforts to strengthen the creative economies in Asia, using Taiwan and Indonesia as case studies.
The data presented in this report suggest that countries in Asia have not been able to achieve the frequently reiterated goal of a ‘drug-free’ region nor to ‘eliminate or reduce significantly’ the illicit cultivation, production, trafficking, sale and consumption of drugs.
This briefing paper examines agile policy development approaches that can help countries in the ASEAN region and beyond unleash the full potential of the Fourth Industrial Revolution for their creative economies.
This paper explores how countries can plan, implement, and review their climate action by engaging the private sector.
This strategy document provides a framework for Western Australia’s long term engagement with key Asian markets and responds to the need for Western Australia to diversify its economy and create more skilled jobs.
This guide shares tips for communicating climate change effectively. It is intended for communications practitioners and other champions of climate action working in developing countries. If you have ever tried to explain to colleagues, policy-makers, or the broader public how the climate is changing, how...
Developing economies will struggle to grow sustainably without significant investment in recycling, reusing and repairing used raw materials and products. This paper looks at opportunities to coordinate regional trade policies and investment programmes to rapidly scale up the circular economy in the developing world.
The purpose of a global strategy on digital health is to promote healthy lives and wellbeing for everyone, everywhere, at all ages. This draft strategy sets out a vision, strategic objectives and a framework for action to advance digital health. It has been developed in...
This paper argues that from Australia’s perspective, the U.S Congress will on some issues be a useful supporter of ‘status quo’ positions and robust U.S engagement and leadership in Asia. On many others, Congress will be slow-moving, infuriating or downright depressing in its impact on...
Development in the urban era: six strategies for better managing urbanisation in Asia and the Pacific
The purpose of this working paper is to provide insight into the complexity of urbanisation and present key entry points for its better management. The paper argues that an integrated programming or a ‘systems’ approach to urban development assistance in Asia and the Pacific is...