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Distributional impact of decentralisation reforms
K. Kaiser / World Bank 2006
This document outlines three levels of analysis that offer a potentially tractable means of mapping out Poverty and Social Impact Analysis (PSIA) for decentralisation. the first level focues on the distribution of publi...
An overview of governance indicators from various sources
United Nations Development Programme 2008
A plethora of governance indicators exist that have been developed and used by intergovernmental organizations, development agencies, civil society organizations and the private sector. This source guide, based on a desktop mapping of...
Implementing the Istanbul anti-corruption plan: country progress reports
Ancorr Web [OECD Anti-Corruption Ring Online] 2008
This document contains a series of country reports produced by the Anti-Corruption Network (ACN), following a first round of monitoring.The ACN carries out country examinations to assess the progress of participating countries in impl...
Party institutionalisation is weak in Africa
M. Basedau; A. Stroh / German Institute of Global and Area Studies 2008
The institutionalisation of political parties is recognised as an important factor for democratic development, but its measurement remains a neglected area of research. This paper seeks to address this gap by developing an instrument ...
Impartiality of institutions as a measure of governance quality
B. Rothstein; J. Teorell / Quality of Government Institute 2008
Based on analyses of political theory, this paper proposes a coherent and specific definition of quality of governance, focussing on the impartiality of institutions that exercise government authority. It relates the idea of impartial...
Political openness as a measure of degree of democracy
M. Gonzalez Garibay; K. Van den Brande; M. Martins Gistelinck / Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies 2008
This paper is a critical reflection on the inconsistencies between current operationalisation of democracy and the concepts behind various operationalisation attempts. The criticisms concern two aspects: First, there is...
Good governance is not a pre-condition for economic take off
N. Meisel; J. Ould Aoudia / Agence française de développement 2008
This paper shows that while there is a correlation between “good governance” and the level of development (per capita GDP), there is no correlation between good governance and the pace of development (medium-to-long-term g...
How to assess media development at a national level
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization 2008
The promotion of freedom of speech, the development of community radio, and human resource development are regarded by the International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC) as essential to the development of media. ...
Obtaining socio-economic data for development.
United Nations [UN] Statistics Division 2005
Detailed demographic and socio-economic data have become indispensable in economic and social policy analysis, development planning, programme management and decision-making at all levels. Consequently, policy-makers and other stakeho...
Worldwide Governance Indicators (GWI) update 2006
D Kaufmann; K Aart; M Mastruzzi / World Bank 2007
This paper presents the latest update of the Worldwide Governance Indicators (WGI) research project.They cover 212 countries and territories for 1996, 1998, 2000, and annually for 2002-2006.The indicators measure six dimensions of gov...
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Obtaining socio-economic data for development.
United Nations [UN] Statistics Division 2005
Detailed demographic and socio-economic data have become indispensable in economic and social policy analysis, development planning, programme management and decision-making at all levels. Consequently, policy-makers and other stakeho...
Worldwide Governance Indicators (GWI) update 2006
D Kaufmann; K Aart; M Mastruzzi / World Bank 2007
This paper presents the latest update of the Worldwide Governance Indicators (WGI) research project.They cover 212 countries and territories for 1996, 1998, 2000, and annually for 2002-2006.The indicators measure six dimensions of gov...
What determines the level of satisfaction with democracy?
L. Wantchekon; G. Taylor / Afrobarometer 2007
This paper seeks to explain the divergence between preference for democracy and satisfaction with its outcome. It focuses on the way political fragmentation, a distinguishing characteristic of democratic regimes, interacts with intrin...
Quality of elections influences citizens confidence in democracy
E. Eo Alemika / Afrobarometer 2007
The quality of elections is an important indicator of democratic consolidation. This paper finds a significant relationship between citizens’ evaluation of the quality of elections and their satisfaction with democracy as well a...
Access to justice for the poor in Latin America
R. Gargarella / Centro de Estudios Internacionales, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella (UTDT) 2008
Given the importance assigned to social and participatory rights in Latin American constitutions, it may seem surprising that the poor find it so difficult assert them. This paper discusses access to justice for the poor in Latin Amer...
How effective are electricity regulatory bodies in Latin America?
L. Andres; J.L. Guasch; M. Diop / World Bank 2007
This paper focuses on an evaluation and benchmarking of the governance of regulatory agencies in the electricity sector in Latin American Countries. The authors develop an index of regulatory governance and rank all the agencies in th...
How to measure governance better?
D. Kaufman; A. Kraay / World Bank Institute, World Bank 2008
With the concept of good governance gaining prominence in development literature, there has been an intense interest in more refined, nuanced and policy-relevant indicators of governance. This paper reviews the progress to date in the...
Assessing quality of Democracy
W. Case / Southeast Asia Research Centre, City University, Hong Kong 2007
This paper assesses democracy’s quality with reference to Thailand under the recent Thai Rak Thai government. It enumerates some of the conceptual difficulties that arise in these types of assessment exercises and discusses less...
How should democracy programmes be evaluated?
P. Burnell (ed) / International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance / International IDEA 2007
Development programmes aimed at supporting democracy are difficult to evaluate as a result of diverse concepts of democracy, the complex nature of the democratisation process and problems in attributing change to individual developmen...
What can be done about corruption in the judicial sector?
Transparency International 2007
This year’s report concentrates on judicial systems and warns that corruption is undermining judicial systems around the world, denying citizens access to justice and the basic human right to a fair and impartial trial. ...
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Center for Comparative and International Studies (CIF)
The Center for Comparative and International Studies (CIS) seeks to integrate the study of national political systems (comparative politics) and the study of international politics (international relations). CIS research and educational activities thus concentrate on the complex interconnections between domestic, international and transnational political processes, structures and institutions. The...
GATEWAY
GATEWAY focus is on collecting, sharing and expanding knowledge on corruption assessment. It aims to allow those who wish to measure corruption to match their needs with existing diagnostic tools. The project involves: Collecting information on existing corruption assessment methods and tools; Providing tool users with a better understanding of...
MiniAid (MiniAid)
African Community of Practice (AFCOP)
AfCop's mission is to build African capacity to manage for development results through sharing experiences, networking and building strong learning relationships between practitioners in Africa and around the world. Its members bring this dialogue and knowledge-sharing to their countries through national AfCoP chapters across the continent.
Open Budget Initiative (OBI)
The Open Budget Initiative (Initiative) is a global research and advocacy program which seeks to promote public access to budget information and the adoption of accountable budget systems. IBP launched the Initiative with the Open Budget Survey—an analysis and survey that evaluates whether governments give the public access to budget information and opportunities to participate i...
Localis (http://localis.org.uk/)
Localis is an independent think-tank based in Westminster, dedicated to issues related to local government and localism. Since its formation it has produced research on a variety of issues including housing, the reform of regional government, innovation in services and local government finance.
Local government of Rwanda
Local government of Rwanda site. Declares as it's mission statement: 'Promoting the well-being of the population by good governance, community development and social affairs.
Research Programme on Democracy (Democracy as Idea and Practice)
Research Programme on Democracy (Democracy as Idea and Practice) is based at the University of Oslo. (website under construction - more details to follow)
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