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A Joint Study on Urbanization, People Mobility and Inclusive Development across Urban-Rural Continuum in ASEAN

Team Member :

Dr. Saut Sagala, Dr. Mizan Bisri, Dr. Fikri Zul Fahmi, Marisna Yulianti, M. Adryan Sasongko

Participant :



The ASEAN Secretariat in collaboration with the Government of Norway and the United Nations is implementing a project called "A Joint Study on Urbanisation, People Mobility and Inclusive Development across Urban-Rural Continuum in ASEAN". The Concept Note was ad-referendum endorsed by the Senior Officials Meeting on Rural Development and Poverty Eradication (SOMRDPE) on 13 May 2019. The endorsed Concept Note was also presented at the 26th Senior Officials Meeting for the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (SOCA Meeting) on 16 May 2019 in Chiang Mai, Thailand, and received support from the Meeting.

The purpose of the Project is to develop a coherent set of policy recommendations which will serve to inform subsequent joint actions by the ASEAN to address inclusive development across the urban-rural continuum to ensure no one is left behind. This purpose is in line with the ASEAN Framework Action Plan on Rural Development and Poverty Eradication's objective of strengthened convergence of rural development and poverty eradication initiatives at the local, national and regional level through improved coordination mechanisms, policy coherence and effective localisation of rural development and poverty eradication programmes and actions.

The Project will also contribute to the ASEAN Vision 2025 and ASCC Blueprint 2025 particularly the strategic measure of "Strengthen positive economic, social and environmental linkages among urban, peri-urban and rural areas" at regional level and achievement of the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development, New Urban Agenda, and Global Compact on Migration at global level. The Project will assess the multifaceted issues on the urban-rural continuum to identify key policy gaps. Local functions and strategies will be unpacked, together with identification of key actors and stakeholders who can utilize the results of the study. Eventual recommendations will take into consideration the current architecture of ASEAN where sectors are organized into the three Community Pillars; existing strategies and practices in ASEAN in moving towards inclusive development across urban-rural continuum; as well as the need to promote a people-centered approach and integrated policy framework to address cross-sectoral / cross-pillar collaboration at sub-national, national and regional levels.

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