In "Governance for Human Development: Issues and Emerging Trends in Asia," Dr. G. Shabbir Cheema discussed the theory and practice of governance for human development in Asia. Dr. Cheema examined methodologies and approaches to assess the significance of effective governance to promote human development, and reviewed progress in achieving the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
Dr. G. Shabbir Cheema is Director, Asia-Pacific Governance and Democracy Initiative (AGDI) and Senior Fellow, East-West Center, Honolulu, Hawaii. He has been a Visiting Fellow at the Harvard University's Ash Institute for Democratic Governance and Innovation.
He is the contributor and co-editor of the three volume Series on Trends and Innovations in Governance (United Nations University Press, 2010), contributor to Leadership for Development in a Globalizing Society (Kumarian Press 2009) and author of Building Democratic Institutions: Governance Reform in Developing Countries (Kumarian Press, 2005) and Urban Shelter and Services: Public Policies and Management Approaches (Praeger 1987). He is also the contributor and co-editor of Decentralizing Governance: Emerging Concepts and Practices (Brookings Institution Press in cooperation with Harvard University, 2007), and Reinventing Government for the Twenty First Century: State Capacity in a Globalizing Society (Kumarian Press, 2003).