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Our Resource Guide on Governance issues concentrates on research relating to democratic governance, fragile states, institutional development, justice, good governance, public sector & service delivery and urban governance.

 

Are we heading towards more open government?
People in gap
M. Henley / Panos Pictures
Open government and open data are new areas of research, advocacy and activism that have entered the governance field alongside the more established areas of transparency and accountability. In this issue of the Institute of Development Studies’ Bulletin – an open access publication – articles review recent research which explore contributions to more open, transparent, accountable and responsive governance.

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Governance of-non-state social protection initiatives: implications for addressing gendered vulnerability to poverty in Uganda
F.K. Muhanguzi; F. Muhumuza; J. Okello / Partnership for African Social and Governance Research 2016
Non-state actors (NSAs) are offering social protection services in Uganda to address vulnerabilities associated with poverty. Information is limited on their adequacy and efficacy and how their governance mechanisms address ge...
Provision of social protection services by non-state actors in Nyanza Region Kenya : assessing women empowerment
A. Nzioki; W. Mwasiaji / Partnership for African Social and Governance Research 2015
In Kenya, women are more likely than men to suffer poverty and its associated vulnerabilities, mainly because they are excluded from decision-making on economic issues, they have limited access to the factors of production, pa...
A political economy analysis of social protection programmes in Botswana
Partnership for African Social and Governance Research 2015
Certain groups within society such as children, older persons and the physically challenged are more vulnerable to poverty, lack of access to social amenities, poor health and poor nutrition compared with the rest of the citiz...
Driving, connecting and communicating: the many roles of national government in climate adaptation planning
Climate and Development Knowledge Network 2017
Climate change is one of the most significant challenges to the Caribbean’s future prosperity. The impacts of climate change on economically important sectors such as tourism, agriculture and fishing threaten Caribbean na...
Corporate social responsibility and political settlements in the mining sector in Ghana, Zambia and Peru
T. Frederiksen / Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre 2017
This paper explores and compares the political effects of corporate social responsibility (CSR) in the mining sector in Zambia, Ghana and Peru. The paper adopts a political settlements approach to answer the question: How do t...
The politics of promoting social protection in Zambia
K. Pruce; S. Hickey / Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre 2017
The rise of the social protection agenda in Zambia over the past few years seems in some ways to fit with mainstream accounts of how welfare states are likely to emergein developing countries, particularly in terms of the links to ele...
Egypt’s new IMF deal comes with a huge price tag for human rights
M. el-Badrawi; A. Corkery / Bretton Woods Project 2017
The government of Egypt has sealed a loan deal with the IMF following four years of negotiations. The impacts of the structural adjustment reforms associated with the loan raise strong human rights concerns, particularly for t...
The Bangladesh paradox: why has politics performed so well for development in Bangladesh?
2017
Bangladesh is widely seen as a ‘paradox’ in terms of governance and development because of the apparent imperfections of its political institutions and its leading players. It scores low/very low on many indicators o...
The politics of negotiating gender equity in Bangladesh
S. Nazneen; R. Masud / Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre 2017
In Bangladesh there is a paradox when it comes to securing gender-inclusive development outcomes. Since 1991, women have occupied the highest political office and women’s presence is increasing, due to the existence of ge...
Post Amnesty Conflict Management Framework in the Niger Delta
Nigeria Stability and Reconciliation Programme 2016
The general aim of the research project, The Post Amnesty Conflict Management Framework in the Niger Delta, was to ascertain how the implementation of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP) which had been introduced by the Shehu Mus...
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