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How to assess democratic governance

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Food prices and political instability
R. Arezki; M. Brückner / Economic Research Forum, Egypt 2011
It is often claimed by policy makers and the media that increases in international food prices put at stake the intra-state stability of the world's poorest countries. This paper examines the effects that variations in the internation...
Understanding democratic transitions in the Arab world
I. Elbadawi; S. Makdisi / Economic Research Forum, Egypt 2013
The so-called “Arab uprising” is deemed to be a new trajectory of transitions to democracy. This paper analyses the factors that underlie this transition, coding “democratic transitions” as a multi-year phenome...
Unconstitutional changes of government: the democrat’s dilemma in Africa
K. Sturman / South African Institute of International Affairs 2011
Since 2002, a well-established principle and practice of the African Union (AU) has been the rejection of unconstitutional changes of government. The use of this instrument of democracy promotion has set the AU apart from its predeces...
How can we measure public administration performance? A guide
M. Laberge (ed); J. Nahem (ed); K. Brown / United Nations Development Programme 2009
The proliferation of different public administration (PA) assessment tools has resulted in some confusion about which tools to use, how they should be applied and their weaknesses and strengths. This guide is intended for UNDP Country...
National Human Development Reports and their use of democratic governance indicators
J. Nahem (ed) / United Nations Development Programme 2004
There exists a multiplicity of governance indicators that are almost exclusively used as country-ranking instruments intended for business investment, donor allocation, civil society advocacy and academic purposes. The majority are of...
A comparative anaysis of fragility indices
J. F. Mata; S. Ziaja / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik / German Development Institute (GDI) 2011
Although the understanding of the security threats posed by fragile states is still highly hypothetical and merits further investigation, fragile states are often considered an ideal breeding ground for national and international terr...
Considering country corruption self-assessment
S. Repucci (ed) / Chr. Michelsen Institute, Norway 2009
The UN Convention against Corruption offers countries a unique framework to strengthen their ability to prevent and combat corruption. The self-assessment checklist is one of the few available methods where reports are generated throu...
Governance assessments: essential tools for enhancing democratic governance
United Nations Development Programme 2009
UNDP’s support for country-led democratic governance assessments is a key element of the organisation’s broader agenda on democratic governance to: foster inclusive participation, strengthen accountable and responsive gove...
A guide to governance indicators
M. Sudders (ed); J. Nahem (ed) / United Nations Development Programme 2007
Demand has been increasing from developing country governments, civil society organizations and donor agencies to measure different aspects of democracy, human rights and governance. This demand has resulted in the growth of indicator...
A guide to planning a governance assessment
K. Mease / United Nations Development Programme 2009
Over the past 15 years, governance has become a key concept in the debates surrounding international development. However, governance assessments vary according to the interests, needs and culture of the assessor. Some focus mostly on...
Items 1 to 10 of 171

Items 1 to 10 of 171

Food prices and political instability
R. Arezki; M. Brückner / Economic Research Forum, Egypt 2011
It is often claimed by policy makers and the media that increases in international food prices put at stake the intra-state stability of the world's poorest countries. This paper examines the effects that variations in the internation...
Understanding democratic transitions in the Arab world
I. Elbadawi; S. Makdisi / Economic Research Forum, Egypt 2013
The so-called “Arab uprising” is deemed to be a new trajectory of transitions to democracy. This paper analyses the factors that underlie this transition, coding “democratic transitions” as a multi-year phenome...
Unconstitutional changes of government: the democrat’s dilemma in Africa
K. Sturman / South African Institute of International Affairs 2011
Since 2002, a well-established principle and practice of the African Union (AU) has been the rejection of unconstitutional changes of government. The use of this instrument of democracy promotion has set the AU apart from its predeces...
How can we measure public administration performance? A guide
M. Laberge (ed); J. Nahem (ed); K. Brown / United Nations Development Programme 2009
The proliferation of different public administration (PA) assessment tools has resulted in some confusion about which tools to use, how they should be applied and their weaknesses and strengths. This guide is intended for UNDP Country...
National Human Development Reports and their use of democratic governance indicators
J. Nahem (ed) / United Nations Development Programme 2004
There exists a multiplicity of governance indicators that are almost exclusively used as country-ranking instruments intended for business investment, donor allocation, civil society advocacy and academic purposes. The majority are of...
A comparative anaysis of fragility indices
J. F. Mata; S. Ziaja / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik / German Development Institute (GDI) 2011
Although the understanding of the security threats posed by fragile states is still highly hypothetical and merits further investigation, fragile states are often considered an ideal breeding ground for national and international terr...
Considering country corruption self-assessment
S. Repucci (ed) / Chr. Michelsen Institute, Norway 2009
The UN Convention against Corruption offers countries a unique framework to strengthen their ability to prevent and combat corruption. The self-assessment checklist is one of the few available methods where reports are generated throu...
Governance assessments: essential tools for enhancing democratic governance
United Nations Development Programme 2009
UNDP’s support for country-led democratic governance assessments is a key element of the organisation’s broader agenda on democratic governance to: foster inclusive participation, strengthen accountable and responsive gove...
A guide to governance indicators
M. Sudders (ed); J. Nahem (ed) / United Nations Development Programme 2007
Demand has been increasing from developing country governments, civil society organizations and donor agencies to measure different aspects of democracy, human rights and governance. This demand has resulted in the growth of indicator...
A guide to planning a governance assessment
K. Mease / United Nations Development Programme 2009
Over the past 15 years, governance has become a key concept in the debates surrounding international development. However, governance assessments vary according to the interests, needs and culture of the assessor. Some focus mostly on...
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