Public Administration and Policy: An Asia-Pacific Journal: Volume 21 Issue 1 , Open Access


Table of contents

Why Singapore works: five secrets of Singapore’s success

Jon S.T. Quah

The purpose of this paper is to explain why Singapore is a success story today despite the fact that its prospects for survival were dim when it became independent in August 1965.


Climate change, regulatory policies and regional cooperation in South Asia

Habib Zafarullah, Ahmed Shafiqul Huque

With climate change and environmental degradation being major issues in the world today, it is imperative for governments within a regional setting to collaborate on initiatives…


Developing primary health care in Thailand: Innovation in the use of socio-economic determinants, Sustainable Development Goals and the district health strategy

Phudit Tejativaddhana, David Briggs, Orapin Singhadej, Reggie Hinoguin

The purpose of this paper is to describe progress in an across sectorial approach to primary health care at the district health service (DHS) level in Thailand in response to…


Hong Kong students entering Mainland China universities: a review of the admission scheme

Alice Y.C. Te, Gerard A. Postiglione

Studying abroad is not new for Hong Kong students, especially those from the middle class. For a variety of reasons, traversing to Mainland universities has been an unconventional…


Assessment for learning: Hong Kong needs territory-wide system assessment (TSA) or not

Fanny M.F. Lau, Gryphon Sou

Territory-wide system assessment (TSA) was launched and administered by Hong Kong (HK) Education Bureau (EDB) since 2004. Since then, parents and teachers have been questioning…