T16P15 - Conditions of Sustainable Development Policy

Topic : Sustainable Development and Policy

Panel Chair : Prof.Dr. Hai Phu DO - haiphudo@gmail.com

Objectives and Scientific Relevance of the panel

Development issues had finally reached the highest political level and, for the first time, developing countries were challenged to translate their development vision into nationally-owned plans. In globalization process, there are increasingly complex challenges from shifting economic power and social inequalities to aging societies and depleting resources, poverty reduction and social issues and social cultural conflict– are placing governments under intensifying pressure. All governments must rapidly adapt and deploy public policies to meet these challenges. Tackling the challenges, governments continue to struggle with implementing sustainable policies to solve multi-dimensional problems (Hai Do 2015). The future generations can not be sure they can have what they deserve to have. The lack of equal opportunities in labor markets, weak education and poor health care put the future viability of entire societies at risk as well as developing countries may not achieve the efficient use of natural resources for long-term sustainability and their environment protection and climate change responses. Ensuring quality of life for present and future generations, stakeholders throughout society must pursue and demand more long-term thinking. Doing so requires more innovation in governance - in making public policies work for us all, now and in the future. The good governance and sustainable development must go hand-in-hand. We also believe in mutual learning as if the goal of public policy is to promote sustainable development as well as citizens’ social and economic inclusion, then governments must establish the social, economic and environmental conditions that generate well-being and empowerment. The overall research question must be explored is that what are conditions of sustainable development policy design and implementation in a globalizing complex? The sustainable development policy deal with multi-dimensional problems and multi-objectives, the attributes of the policy are complex, so environmental and economic and social policy decision makings are often under the complicated configuration conditions. It also depends on the governance with some variables located in executive capacity and accountability. Therefore, we would like to open this panel to explore deeply on the policy performance, policy conditions, governance for sustainable development in globalization context.

Call for papers

In globalization process, there are increasingly complex challenges from shifting economic power and social inequalities to aging societies and depleting resources, poverty reduction and social issues and social cultural conflict– are placing governments under intensifying pressure. All governments must rapidly adapt and deploy public policies to meet these challenges. Tackling the challenges, governments continue to struggle with implementing sustainable policies to solve multi-dimensional problems. The future generations can not be sure they can have what they deserve to have. The lack of equal opportunities in labor markets, weak education and poor health care put the future viability of entire societies at risk as well as developing countries may not achieve the efficient use of natural resources for long-term sustainability and their environment protection and climate change responses. Ensuring quality of life for present and future generations, stakeholders throughout society must pursue and demand more long-term thinking. Doing so requires more innovation in governance - in making public policies work for us all, now and in the future. The good governance and sustainable development must go hand-in-hand. We also believe in mutual learning. If the goal of public policy is to promote sustainable development as well as citizens’ social and economic inclusion, then governments must cultivate the social, economic and environmental conditions that generate well-being and empowerment. The overall research question must be explored is that what are conditions of sustainable development policy design and implement in a globalizing complex. The sustainable development policy deal with multi-dimensional problems and multi-objectives, the attributes of the policy are complex, so policy decision makings are often under the complicated configuration conditions. It depends on the governance with some variables located in executive capacity and accountability. Therefore, we would like to open this panel to explore deeply on the policy performance, policy conditions, governance for sustainable development in a globalization context. 

We have designed the three sessions of the panel and we will welcome all scientific papers related to the following sessions:

1st session: will focus on how governments’ performance target sustainable development (policy performance of environment, economics, social issues)?

2nd session: will focus how democracy conditions of sustainable development policy (quality democracy and its configuration conditions related to policy planning, policy formulation, policy implementation for sustainable development)?

3rd session: will focus on how governance affects to the sustainable development policy (executive capacity & accountability)?

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