The Governance Brief series was introduced to respond to inquiries and demands for short, easy to read references on specific governance related issues. While there is considerable literature on governance issues, much of it is too specialized, technical, and/or extensive for the typical interested reader.
Taxation and Social Protection
This brief explores some of the key attributes of tax systems in Asia and the Pacific and how innovative reforms can help taxation contribute to improved social protection and reduced inequality.
Taxation of Robots
This brief argues for taxation of robots that applies the principles of efficiency, equity, stabilization of international capital markets, and administrative feasibility.
Exit Strategy to Ease or Eliminate Tax Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic
This brief examines tax stimuli applied by Asia and the Pacific countries to address the economic impacts of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic and provides guidance on how these can be appropriately exited.
Engaging Civil Society Organizations to Enhance the Effectiveness of COVID-19 Response Programs in Asia and the Pacific
This brief explains why civil society organizations (CSOs) in Asia and the Pacific have an important role in helping address the health, social, and economic crises caused by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.
Restoring Confidence in Public–Private Partnerships: Reforming Risk Allocation and Creating More Collaborative PPPs
This brief discusses the potential to improve contractual arrangements for public–private partnerships (PPPs) and suggests reforms to address issues on allocating risks and resolving disputes.
Public Commercial Assets: The Hidden Goldmine
This governance brief explains how professionally-managed public assets can help optimize services for society as well as increase revenues and strengthen balance sheets, without using taxes or fees.
Improving Tax Compliance: Establishing a Risk Management Framework
This brief discusses an overall methodology of compliance risk management widely used internationally and provides examples of various elements of the framework in operation.
Cambodia’s Property Tax Reform: Policy Considerations Toward Sustained Revenue Mobilization
This brief provides an overview of Cambodia’s progress and efforts to sustain development by improving taxation and regulatory measures for land use and management.
Peran Jaringan Inovasi Pelayanan Publik Jawa Timur dalam Menumbuhkembangkan Tata Kelola Pemerintah Daerah Yang Baik
Tulisan singkat ini membahas bagaimana pusat inovasi, salah satunya yang ada di Jawa Timur, dapat membantu meningkatkan penyediaan pelayanan publik dasar di Indonesia.
The Role of the East Java Innovation Hub in Fostering Good Local Governance
This governance brief examines how innovation hubs, such as one in East Java, can help improve the delivery of basic public services in Indonesia.