This page provides links to governance related material from external sources.
Links to other sites:
Governance and Social Development Resource Centre
The GSDRC aims to help reduce poverty by informing policymaking and enhancing professional knowledge in relation to governance, conflict and social development.
Overseas Development Institute - Governance
The ODI produces research around the theme of governance accessible via the link.
DFID - Research for Development
Research for Development (R4D) is DFID's research portal where current DFID funded research work can be accessed online.
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
The public governance and management page can be accessed via the link above.
The International Monetary Fund
Published in May 2008, the IMF has produced a fact-sheet relating to their policies on 'good governance' which can be accessed via the link above.
The World Bank
Governance Matters 2008: Worldwide Governance Indicators, 1996-2007
The European Commission
A cross-cutting theme of the European Commission's development policy involves issues of 'good governance'. The link above provides information relating to EC policy in this area.
The United Nations
The United Nations provides information on its core themes in the area of 'good governance' accessible via the link above.
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
The promotion of democratic governance is an important component of UNDP policy. More information available via the link above.
“White paper: making governance work for the poor” – 13 July 2006
The above DFID publication helped to cement good governance issues as a core component of DFID policy. See below for a brief discussion note contributed to by Mick Moore examining how these policies can be put into practice.
The link above provides information on the policy of the US development agency, USAID, relating to the theme of 'good governance'.
Other Governance related DRC/RPCs
Crisis States Research Centre
Based at the London School of Economics (LSE) this DRC is a leading centre of interdisciplinary research into processes of war, state collapse and reconstruction in fragile states.
Improving Institutions for Pro-Poor Growth (IPPG)
Based at the University of Manchester
the founding proposition of the IPPG Programme is that the interactions of economic, political, social and cultural institutions constitute a matrix that may either enhance or constrain pro-poor growth. The task of the Programme is then to identify historically and comparatively those institutional sets and contexts that enhance pro-poor growth, and – recognizing that the history of the evolution of institutions in any society reflects the changing bargaining power of different social groups – to show how such patterns of institutional interaction change or may be helped to change.
Power in Politics and Africa
The Africa Power and Politics Programme is led by an experienced and multi-skilled consortium of research organisations and policy think-tanks in France, Ghana, Niger, South Africa, the UK and the USA
The views expressed in the links above do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of the DRC Future State.
The CAR Framework - Capability, Accountability, Responsiveness. What Do These Terms Mean. Individually and Collectively?
In July 2006, the British Government published a new White Paper (i.e. policy statement) on overseas development called: 'Eliminating World Poverty: Making Governance Work for the Poor'. The White Paper makes the concepts of capability, accountability and responsiveness central to DFID's understanding of good government. How should DFID staff and the people with whom they work interpret these terms in practice? This brief discussion note was prepared by Mick Moore (IDS) and Graham Teskey of DFID's Policy Division. It was written principally for DFID's Governance and Conflict Advisers, but is being made generally available here. Full Text
'Tax Treatment of Donor Financed Projects' - (October 2006)
A revised Discussion Paper, prepared by the *International Tax Dialogue (ITD) Steering Group, with input from the UN Committee of Experts on International Cooperation in Tax Matters, and other Stakeholders.
What is this paper about? - Why does it matter?
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