ASEAN come together / Global database / Ignore standard?
Read the article in the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) portal: https://www.unodc.org/southeastasiaandpacific/en/what-we-do/anti-corruption/topics/02-business-forum.html
INFO: UN plans global municipal fiscal database to aid city planning. The United Nations and the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy have agreed to build a new, global municipal fiscal database that aims to improve sustainable urbanisation.
Read the article by Emma Rumney, in Public Finance International. http://www.publicfinanceinternational.org/news/2016/03/un-plans-global-municipal-fiscal-database-aid-city-planning
COMMENTARY: Ignore Standard Good Governance Prescriptions to Accelerate Development. "Many well-meaning people believe that 'good governance' is key to inclusive development. But research claiming that 'good governance' is essential for rapid growth suffers from serious methodological or conceptual limitations. Existing definitions are extremely broad, suffer from functionalist tautology, or mainly refer to corruption."
Read the op-ed by Jomo Kwame Sundaram, former UN Assistant Secretary General for Economic Development, and Anis Chowdhury, in Inter Press Service. http://www.ipsnews.net/2016/03/opinion-ignore-standard-good-governance-prescriptions-to-accelerate-development-2/