T16P09 - Development Policy

Topic : Sustainable Development and Policy

Panel Chair : Namrata Chindarkar - namrata.chindarkar@nus.edu.sg

Panel Second Chair : Sonia Akter - sonia.akter@nus.edu.sg

Panel Third Chair : Yvonne Chen - sppcj@nus.edu.sg

Objectives and Scientific Relevance of the panel

Note: This Panel is eligible for the GCPSE (UNDP) Grant.

 

 

With the adoption of the sustainable development goals (SDGs), development policy has once again taken centre stage in the public policy agenda. Development policies are now reoriented towards engaging multiple sectors and actors to achieve the 17 interconnected and integrated SDGs. Infrastructure development, for instance, is not only about promoting economic growth but also about ensuring environmental protection, alleviating poverty, and attaining gender equity. This panel weaves together several related research themes:

 

1. Which public policies have been effective in bringing about sustainable development and how?   

2. How can public policies provide the necessary regulatory and institutional frameworks to promote sustainable development?

3. How have multiple actors – government, civil society, private sector – come together in achieving sustainable development?

 

Policy topics of interest are human capital (health, education, training and skills development), infrastructure (water, energy, railroads, and sanitation), gender, poverty and inequality, food security, community-led development, private sector engagement, and institutions. Of particular interest are empirical papers that employ rigorous econometric and evaluation techniques while being grounded in sound economic and development theory. However, papers using innovative mixed methods approaches may be submitted. Themes listed above are not exhaustive.

Call for papers

With the adoption of the sustainable development goals (SDGs), development policy has once again taken centre stage in the public policy agenda. Development policies are now reoriented towards engaging multiple sectors and actors to achieve the 17 interconnected and integrated SDGs. Infrastructure development, for instance, is not only about promoting economic growth but also about ensuring environmental protection, alleviating poverty, and attaining gender equity. This panel weaves together several related research themes:

 

1. Which public policies have been effective in bringing about sustainable development and how?   

2. How can public policies provide the necessary regulatory and institutional frameworks to promote sustainable development?

3. How have multiple actors – government, civil society, private sector – come together in achieving sustainable development?

 

Policy topics of interest are human capital (health, education, training and skills development), infrastructure (water, energy, railroads, and sanitation), gender, poverty and inequality, food security, community-led development, private sector engagement, and institutions. Of particular interest are empirical papers that employ rigorous econometric and evaluation techniques while being grounded in sound economic and development theory. However, papers using innovative mixed methods approaches may be submitted. Themes listed above are not exhaustive.

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