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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. ...
How should donor agencies use governance indicators?
J. Court; V. Fritz; E. Gyimah-Boadi / Overseas Development Institute 2007
Does governance matter? This paper explores the role of governance in aid effectiveness, pointing to policy recommendations (specifically with regards to Irish Aid) on how aid policy should be linked to governance in developing countr...
What are the key transforming factors in public governance?
Department of Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations 2007
This paper provides an overview of public governance indicators, briefly discussing their pros and cons. It also evaluates existing methodologies such as data collection, sampling, aggregation methods, and applicability of results. ...
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How should donor agencies use governance indicators?
J. Court; V. Fritz; E. Gyimah-Boadi / Overseas Development Institute 2007
Does governance matter? This paper explores the role of governance in aid effectiveness, pointing to policy recommendations (specifically with regards to Irish Aid) on how aid policy should be linked to governance in developing countr...
What are the key transforming factors in public governance?
Department of Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations 2007
This paper provides an overview of public governance indicators, briefly discussing their pros and cons. It also evaluates existing methodologies such as data collection, sampling, aggregation methods, and applicability of results. ...
The media's role in empowering vulnerable groups
J. Deane; E. McCall; A. Wilde / UNDP Oslo Governance Centre 2006
This guidance note focuses on the role of information and communication in empowering vulnerable groups, and particularly centres on strategies that can strengthen the media to play this role. The authors take account of the UN...
Highlighting the need to recognise customary land rights in Africa
L.A. Wily / United Nations Development Programme 2006
The main argument of this paper is that insecurity of land tenure is a socio-political condition that can be made and unmade. This discussion paper focuses on customary land rights, particularly in the African context. The paper revea...
How to understand the political context of policy processes?
R. Nash; A. Hudson; C. Luttrell / Overseas Development Institute 2006
This toolkit describes a range of tools that civil society organisations (CSOs) might use to understand and map political context, in order to engage more effectively in policy processes. It introduces a series of tools tha...
Outlines a participatory approach for the development of governance indicators
C. Scott; A. Wilde / United Nations Development Programme 2006
The aim of the guide is to provide a framework for generating pro-poor gender sensitive indicators to assist policy-makers monitor and evaluate democratic governance at the country level. The guide uses International IDEA’...
Framework for establishing and maintaining sustainable stability
S. Verstegen; L. Van de Goor; J. de Zeeuw / Netherlands Institute of International Relations 2005
This framework, developed by the Conflict Research Unit of the Netherlands Institute of International Relations, aims to aid policy makers and practitioners in developing strategies for establishing and maintaining sustainable stabili...
Is the South African government’s policies and initiatives making a positive impact in the lives of its citizens?
R. Mattes; C. Keulder; A.B. Chikwanha; C. Africa; Y.D. Davids / Institute for Democracy in South Africa 2002
At the time of this report South Africa was eight years into its inclusive democracy. The overall direction and success of this democratic experiment can be judged with various types of evidence. This report focuses on one type, that ...
Operationalising approaches to decentralised governance for development
United Nations Development Programme 2004
This note provides guidance to UNDP country offices on how to operationalise approaches to the design, implementation and monitoring of Decentralised Governance for Development (DGD) initiatives in areas where it is believed UNDP can ...
Governance issues in post conflict situations
UNDP Oslo Governance Centre 2004
This report provides background papers on governance in post conflict situations, prepared for the United Nations Development Programme’s seminar in Bergen, Norway, May 2004. The report analyses post conflict governance issues an...
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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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