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Addressing the Critical Issues Facing Asia - 60 Years
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Please note: Years listed represent the fiscal year in which the project took place. Projects from a completed fiscal year (Oct. 1 - Sept. 30) are added the following fiscal year.

Displaying 64 Projects

Projects : Regulatory Environment Reform

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Community-Based Clean Water Solutions

Support for the development of "Community-based Clean Water Solutions," by selecting a section of a river and designing a future pilot project in the area with community-based clean water solutions and participation through multi-stakeholder consultations.

2012

Enhancement of the Subnational Procurement Monitoring

Mobilizing civil society, government and private sector coalitions in support of reforming the regulatory environment so that the business environment for agricultural commodities is improved, positively affecting the livelihoods of poor farmers. 

Local Partners:

Indonesia Corruption Watch; Bandung Trust Advisory Group (B-trust)

Total Expenditures: $59,649

Funding Sources:
British Embassy, in Indonesia
2012

Improving the Business Environment for Poor Farmers

Completing research about the regulatory environment and political economy of the business-enabling environment (BEE) on selected agricultural commodities and utilizing the results of this research to initiate BEE reform that will positively affect the livelihoods of poor farmers.

Local Partners:

Association for Small Enterprises Development (Pupuk) Surabaya; Solidarity of the Community for Transparency (Somasi) Mataram; Perkumpulan Pikul, Kupang; and Flores Institute for Resource Development (FIRD)

Total Expenditures: $248,317

Funding Sources:
Australian Aid
2010

Center for Public Policy Analysis (Akademika); Aceh Anti-Corruption Movement (GeRAK Aceh); Rural Technology Development Institute (LPTP); Research Center of the University of Nusa Cendana (Lemlit Undana)

Promoting use of the Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA) to analyze regulations at the national and subnational levels in order to increase public participation and reduce numbers of distorting regulations; Revising the national RIA Manual with the National Development Planning Agency (BAPPENAS); Hosting RIA trainings for provincial government officials from Bali and North Sulawesi; Providing assistance in East Nusa Tenggara and Aceh to utilize RIA.

2010

Central Institute for Economic Management (CIEM)

Research on the competitiveness of exporting firms in Vietnam with a focus on three industries—garments, seafood, and electronic products. Findings from the research will contribute to CIEM’s effort to recommend strategic policies and supporting measures to the government that will help facilitate Vietnam’s sustainable growth and development.

2010

Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Mapping best practices in transparency and access to information which can be formulated into targeted technical assistance packages; Provincial workshops to deliver the packages to local governments and to disseminate best practices to support reforms in other localities; Web-based business survey to capture the state of the economy and business environment, and provide economic forecasts; Dissemination and outreach activities based on survey results to foster public-private consultation and partnerships in policy formulation and economic development.

2009

Community Capacities for Development

Empowering communities who are affected by economic land concessions and fishery violations in Kampong Chhnang province to protect their rights to livelihoods.

2009

Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA)

Center for Public Policy Analysis (Akademika); Aceh Anti-Corruption Movement (GeRAK Aceh); Institute for Economic and Social Research, Faculty of Economics, University of Indonesia (LPEM FEUI); National Network for SME Supporters (JNP-UKM); Rural Technology Development Institute (LPTP); Research Center of the University of Nusa Cendana (Lemlit Undana).

Technical assistance on Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA) methodology and analysis of select regulations using RIA tools at the national and sub-national levels; Working with the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Trade to review four national regulations, and with the National Development Planning Agency (BAPPENAS) to revise the national RIA manual at the national level; Series of RIA workshops and trainings to Bali and North Sulawesi Provincial Government officials to strengthen the role of the provinces on regulatory reform at the provincial level; Technical assistance at the local level, to two districts in East Nusa Tenggara Province and five districts in Aceh Province. The RIA approach emphasizes public participation and cost benefit analysis to improve regulatory review and drafting processes. RIA can be used to reduce numbers of distorting regulations, thus reducing the overall regulatory burden on businesses in Indonesia.

2009

Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Research to map out best practices in transparency and access to information to be formulated into targeted technical assistance packages; Organizing provincial workshops to deliver the targeted assistance packages to local governments and disseminating best practices to support reforms in other localities; Developing a web-based business survey to regularly capture the state of the economy, business environment, and provide a forecast of economic outlook; Conducting dissemination and outreaching activities based on survey results to foster public-private consultation and partnership in policy formulation and economic development.

2008

Clark International Airport Corporation; Clark Investors and Locators Association; Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority; Subic Clark Alliance for Development Council;

Travel support to six people to attend the “Asia Pacific 3PL Summit” at Singapore.

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