Report

Lessons for building creative economies

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.
Report

10 years of drug policy in Asia: How far have we come?

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.
Briefing paper

Agile governance for Creative Economy 4.0

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.
Working paper

Data and ambition loops for enhanced climate action: potential drivers and opportunities in Asia

This paper explores how countries can plan, implement, and review their climate action by engaging the private sector.
Strategy

Western Australia’s Asian engagement strategy 2019-2030

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.
Guide

Communicating climate change: a practitioner’s guide

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...
Report

An inclusive circular economy: priorities for developing countries

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.
Draft report

Global strategy on digital health: 2020-2024

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...
Briefing paper

The new Congress and U.S Asia policy

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...
Working paper

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...