Good governance and good policies work hand in hand. Lack of good governance can hinder the successful implementation of good policies while the absence of the latter can make the former ineffective and inefficient. This Development Research News (DRN) issue features articles focusing on governance and policy issues faced by the mining, forestry, agriculture, health, and education sectors. Completing this issue are articles on poverty risk management, an infographic on valuation of women's work in the context of the Philippines, and a piece reporting on this year's Development Policy Research Month theme. Also in this quarter's DRN, the PIDS conveys its deepest sympathies to the family of the late Dr. Ponciano Intal Jr., a well-loved administrator and one of the brains behind PIDS research studies on international trade, regional integration, and ASEAN.