South-East Asia

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In present-day Southeast Asian societies, the rapid transformations occurring under forces of globalization create conditions of vulnerability that put individuals and groups at risk of social exclusion. For millions of people, inclusive development involves breaking increasingly complex barriers to fulfil their human rights as full members of society. When the government policies exclude people from equitable share of the benefits of economic growth, inequalities increase, while political stability, continued sustainable development and general social harmony are undermined. For the governments in the region, this presents a real challenge: what type of policies need to be enacted to ensure an environment that is conducive to inclusive development?

 

In Southeast Asian sub-region, applied projects to build the capacity of the “community of practice” – governments, universities, civil society – in inclusive public policy design are being pioneered. Such projects focus on valorising evidence to support the SDGs; building inclusive cities by promoting the inclusion of persons with disabilities through municipal policy, data collection and action; and also the promotiong of inclusive development with young people through sport.

 

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