Phew! It's been more than a month already since the last post! I got lazy!
Well, to continue from where we left off... in the first part of our article, we discussed about the two primary barriers, resource constraints and human factors, which have led to various forms of challenges, short- and long- term, within the realm of development. We went on to dissect the development constraints into smaller, more digestible pieces, as the followings:
Inflexible public institutional structure
Ineffective means of capacity building
Experience from one country does not necessarily carry over to the next due to the distinct local characte...
Note that this article was written based on the author's own experience and perception after having been, (though I dare not say "extensively") somewhat involved in two main development areas in Cambodia: Climate Change and Gender. To be specific, what I am going to tell you will be based on my observation from direct and indirect contacts (lots of structured interviews and conversations) with ministries, development partners, NGOs and private sectors. Enjoy.
Seeing that the 2015 ASEAN Economic Integration is imminent, I can see (with my 6th sense) that all eyes are cast over the agenda, the proposed changes, and the pros and cons of the more intimate regional cooperation. With great outcomes anticipated, we all can feel the excitement and the impatience of people all across the ASEAN community. While this spirit is vital in bringing forth success of the regional effort, I str...