As someone at the beginning of their academic career, as a PhD student, being on the Executive Committee is daunting as many of the other Executive Committee members are scholars whose work I am inspired by. Having said that, I’m grateful for the opportunity to get to know these scholars and learn from them in any capacity. Overall, I am honoured to have been selected for this opportunity and hope that I represent my peers well.
My doctoral research aims to examine the effectiveness of non-governmental organisations’ influence on policy formation by using a case study of feminist organisations and domestic violence public policy.
If policy actors want to successfully advocate for progressive policy change in Australian health departments, they need to work towards building a cohesive policy network, including a range of leaders; support the establishment of guiding institutions specific to the issue and facilitate extensive community consultation.
The purpose of this research is to analyse the factors that contribute to the implementation gap and identify potential measures for better execution of waste management policy in Sri Lanka. This study makes an original contribution to the literature regarding public policy implementation and waste management in Sri Lanka by providing a framework for understanding policy implementation failure in Sri Lanka. The study findings have implications for public policy in Sri Lanka and elsewhere in the developing world.