The Center for Policy and Executive Development (CPED), in partnership with the Social Weather Stations (SWS), Eastern Regional Organization for Public Administration (EROPA) and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) recently organized a symposium entitled, “Comparative Study of Local Government Survey in Southeast Asia: Comparison Among Thailand, the Philippines and Indonesia” last 13 August 2014 at the NCPAG Assembly Hall.
With funding support from the Japan Society for Promotion of Sciences (JSPS) Scientific Research, the symposium highlights the tools and methodologies which may be employed in undertaking comparative studies on local governance in the Southeast Asian Region. Among the topics discussed include, Local Government Elites Survey in Southeast Asia – General Features, Methodology of Local Government Survey in the Philippines, Determinant Factors for Good Local Governance 1: Mayor Factor, Determinant Factors for Good Local Governance 2: Bureaucrat Factor, Local Government Elites Survey in Southeast Asia: Findings from Thailand and, Local Government Elites Survey in Southeast Asia: Findings from Indonesia.
As an offshoot of more than two years of intensive research spearheaded by Professor Fumio Nagai of the Graduate School of Law, Osaka City University, the symposium offered a venue for participants from the academic community and representatives from national and local government agencies and private institutions to impart their expertise and share insights for the enrichment of the ongoing research study.
The presentations and research publication are to be made available upon completion of the research study.