Policy making in many developing countries continues to be generally characteristic of what Charles Lindblom had described as 'muddling through' back in 1959. There are tends to be lack of application of rigorous and evidence-based analysis, and knee-jerk reactions to events that demand prompt policy responses are not uncommon. Also generally uncommon is the absence of a strategic view of the bigger picture. Viewed from the perspective of knowledge enhancement, any work then associated with strengthening policy analysis in there countries has to be part of a systemic focus and incorporate ideas that are associated with transaction costs, institution building, governance structure, and risk mitigation, among others.
This presentation will focus on the broad issues related to knowledge enhancement in a policy analysis environment, and offer perspectives gained from ADB's ongoing work in helping set up an economic policy think tank in Nepal.
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Dr. Gambhir Bhatta, Principal Knowledge Management Specialist, South Asia Regional Department, Asian Development Bank
- Thursday, 01 November 2012
- 5.15 p.m. - 6.30 p.m.
Seminar Room 3-4
Level 3, Manasseh Meyer
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
469C Bukit Timah Road