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Good governance institutional development

Analysing and sharing best practice in developing institutions as a means to creating robust and democratic states – covering legal and judicial reform; parliamentary development and the media.
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The governance of basic education in the Eastern Cape
Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre 2017
The Eastern Cape province experienced extensive governmental re-organisation following South Africa’s 1994 democratic transition. This entailed significant structural consolidation in the provincial government, and the in...
Competitive clientelism and the politics of core public sector reform in Ghana
D. Appiah; A.-G. Abdulai / Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre 2017
lthough Ghana has implemented several donor -sponsored public sector reforms (PSRs) in an attempt to improve core areas of state functionality, the impact of such reforms remains generally disappointing. In this paper, we show that th...
The Bangladesh paradox: why has politics performed so well for development in Bangladesh?
Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre 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...
Do electoral handouts affect voting behavior?
J. Guardado; L. Wantchekon / Afrobarometer 2017
The literature on vote-buying often assumes a complete transaction of cash for votes. While there is ample evidence that candidates target certain voters with cash handouts, it is unclear whether these actually result in highe...
Lessons from Rwanda: female political representation and women’s rights
Y. Turianskyi; M. Chisiza / South African Institute of International Affairs 2017
Gender equality is a basic human right that entails equal opportunities for men and women in all facets of life: socially, economically, developmentally and politically. According to the Beijing Platform for Action, without th...
Public trust in elections: the role of media freedom and election management autonomy
N. Kerr; A. Lührmann / Afrobarometer 2017
As multiparty elections have become a global norm, scholars and policy experts regard public trust in elections as vital for regime legitimacy. However, very few cross-national studies have examined the consequences of elector...
Capacity building for decision makers to use evidence in policy making in Sudan
International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications 2016
Sudanese public policy is often seen as typically based on party ideology and the changing interests or socio-cultural beliefs of the National Congress party, which is a leading political party in the country. This is particul...
Building capacity for the use of research evidence in Ghana’s Ministry of Employment
International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications 2017
The importance of evidence in public policy making is widely recognised in Ghana at top levels of government. The overarching national development strategy, the Ghana Shared Growth and Development Strategy (GSGDA II), sees evi...
Increasing evidence use among Ethiopia’s health planners and policymakers
M. Sudhakar; M. Woldie / International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications 2016
Between 2015 and 2016, Jimma University developed and ran a training and mentoring programme with the Ethiopian Federal Ministry of Health to improve the Ministry’s capacity for using evidence in policy making. This case study di...
Can the APRM be an effective tool to monitor Agenda 2063 and the SDGs?
T. Corrigan; S. Gruzd / South African Institute of International Affairs 2017
Monitoring and evaluation has emerged as a central concern in development thinking. Both the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the AU’s Agenda 2063 represent responses to Africa’s developmental defic...
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The governance of basic education in the Eastern Cape
Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre 2017
The Eastern Cape province experienced extensive governmental re-organisation following South Africa’s 1994 democratic transition. This entailed significant structural consolidation in the provincial government, and the in...
Competitive clientelism and the politics of core public sector reform in Ghana
D. Appiah; A.-G. Abdulai / Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre 2017
lthough Ghana has implemented several donor -sponsored public sector reforms (PSRs) in an attempt to improve core areas of state functionality, the impact of such reforms remains generally disappointing. In this paper, we show that th...
The Bangladesh paradox: why has politics performed so well for development in Bangladesh?
Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre 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...
Do electoral handouts affect voting behavior?
J. Guardado; L. Wantchekon / Afrobarometer 2017
The literature on vote-buying often assumes a complete transaction of cash for votes. While there is ample evidence that candidates target certain voters with cash handouts, it is unclear whether these actually result in highe...
Lessons from Rwanda: female political representation and women’s rights
Y. Turianskyi; M. Chisiza / South African Institute of International Affairs 2017
Gender equality is a basic human right that entails equal opportunities for men and women in all facets of life: socially, economically, developmentally and politically. According to the Beijing Platform for Action, without th...
Public trust in elections: the role of media freedom and election management autonomy
N. Kerr; A. Lührmann / Afrobarometer 2017
As multiparty elections have become a global norm, scholars and policy experts regard public trust in elections as vital for regime legitimacy. However, very few cross-national studies have examined the consequences of elector...
Capacity building for decision makers to use evidence in policy making in Sudan
International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications 2016
Sudanese public policy is often seen as typically based on party ideology and the changing interests or socio-cultural beliefs of the National Congress party, which is a leading political party in the country. This is particul...
Building capacity for the use of research evidence in Ghana’s Ministry of Employment
International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications 2017
The importance of evidence in public policy making is widely recognised in Ghana at top levels of government. The overarching national development strategy, the Ghana Shared Growth and Development Strategy (GSGDA II), sees evi...
Increasing evidence use among Ethiopia’s health planners and policymakers
M. Sudhakar; M. Woldie / International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications 2016
Between 2015 and 2016, Jimma University developed and ran a training and mentoring programme with the Ethiopian Federal Ministry of Health to improve the Ministry’s capacity for using evidence in policy making. This case study di...
Can the APRM be an effective tool to monitor Agenda 2063 and the SDGs?
T. Corrigan; S. Gruzd / South African Institute of International Affairs 2017
Monitoring and evaluation has emerged as a central concern in development thinking. Both the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the AU’s Agenda 2063 represent responses to Africa’s developmental defic...
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C-Change
C-Change, communication for change, implemented by FHI 360, is a USAID-funded project to improve the effectiveness and sustainability of social and behavior change communication (SBCC) across development sectors.   C-Change works in the developing world to: Scale up bast practices in SBCC Strengthen capacity in SBCC Generate and disseminat...
Hedayah
Hedayah is an international institution for training, dialogue, collaboration, and research to counter violent extremism in all of its forms and manifestations, in support of long-term, global efforts to prevent and counter terrorism. Goals: To be the premier global institution for expertise and experience in countering violent extremism in all its forms;...
Commitment to Equity (CEQ)
The Commitment to Equity (CEQ) was designed to analyze the impact of taxation and social spending on inequality and poverty in individual countries, and provide a roadmap for governments, multilateral institutions, and nongovernmental organizations in their efforts to build more equitable societies.
International Centre for Prison Studies (ICPS)
Since its foundation, the aims of the Centre have been to conduct research into prisons and imprisonment; to develop and disseminate a body of knowledge about the principles on which the use of imprisonment should be based; and to inform improvements in prison policies and practice, within a human rights framework. The Centre has made the results of its academic research and projects widely availa...
Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre (ESID)
The Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre, (ESID, investigates the political drivers of inclusive development, particularly how state capacity and elite commitment can emerge and be sustained, as well as how donors, reformers and activists can support these processes. With a central focus on power relations and the role of ideas, ESID is researching the determinants of develop...
Center for American Progress (CAP)
Gender Governance Programme, Kenya
The overall goal of the GGP is to transform leadership and governance at all levels in Kenya in order to deliver on poverty reduction, access to basic needs and equality between and among persons. The Gender and Governance Programme is in its third phase, and it is a multi-stakeholder programme formulated to deepen the gains of the Engendering Political Process Programme (EPPP) in ensur...
The Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI)
The Rights and Resources Initiative is a coalition of international, regional and community organisations engaged in conservation, research and development. The RRI mission is to promote greater global action on pro-poor forest policy and market reforms to increase household and community ownership, control and benefits from forests and trees. Its programme areas are broken down into c...
Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network
The Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network consists of more than 80 human rights organisations, institutions and individuals based in 30 countries in the Euro-Mediterranean region. It was established in 1997 in response to the Barcelona Declaration and the establishment of the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership.  Its membership adheres to universal human rights principles and i...
The Arab Reform Initiative
The Arab Reform Initiative is a network of independent Arab research and policy institutes, with partners from the United States and Europe. Its goal is to mobilize the Arab research capacity to advance knowledge and develop a program for democratic reform in the Arab World which is realistic and home grown. The Initiative also aims to produce policy recommendations that can help promote reform...
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