Following are brief summaries of my ongoing and completed projects. Please contact me for more information.
Formulating for Resilience: Sustainable Water and Energy Use and the Customization of Policy Design for Haze Management and Mitigation
This project funded by the Institute of Water Policy through a PUB research grant has three concentrations (1) policy design and the role of customized design therein; (2) the Transboundary Haze Pollution Act (THPA) and similar bilateral agreements in ASEAN and (3) the water-energy nexus and ‘nexus’ studies done in the region.
Policy Instrument Constituencies: A Comparative Perspective
This MOE AcRF Tier 1 funded project examines how identifiable groups of policy formulation actors (‘instrument constituencies’) interact with other policymaking agents (such as advocacy coalitions and epistemic communities) to generate policy alternatives and move them on to decision-makers. The instrument constituency concept is further studied through case examinations of Conditional Cash Transfer programs in Mexico and the Philippines.