Researching Environmental Policy in Asia and the Pacific: Lessons from the RISPO Good Practices Inventory

In IRES Vol.7 No.1
Volume (Issue): Vol.7, No.1,Chapter3
Peer-reviewed Article

This chapter introduces and describes the methodology used in a recent research program aimed at identifying useful lessons about what has made environmental policies successful in developing countries, particularly in Asia-Pacific. These lessons are intended mainly for policymakers. The study used qualitative research methods, including textual pattern matching, to analyze more than 100 good practices in the area of environmental policy that comprise the Good Practices database of the Research on Innovative and Strategic Policy Options (RISPO) project of the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES). This paper outlines how the original good practice case studies were gathered and documented and then the stages of research and analysis in the current study. It is intended as a part of the series of eight linked papers in this special issue of the International Review for Environmental Strategies (IRES).

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International Review for Environmental Strategies: Best Practice on Environmental Policy in Asia and the Pacific
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