Governance and Development Researcher

Search the leading governance and development research institutes and libraries here with one query. The Governance and Development Researcher is a customised Google search engine that searches over 150 related websites and weblogs. Loading google.load(‘search’, ‘1’, {style : google.loader.themes.MINIMALIST}); google.setOnLoadCallback(function() { var customSearchOptions = {}; var customSearchControl = new google.search.CustomSearchControl( ‘017400349761365942495:a71dp6oz0jc’, customSearchOptions); customSearchControl.setResultSetSize(google.search.Search.FILTERED_CSE_RESULTSET); customSearchControl.draw(‘cse’); },… Continue reading Governance and Development Researcher

Does Aid Availability Affect Effectiveness in Reducing Poverty?

This paper (Bourguignon, Platteau / May 2012) addresses the issue of the impact of aid supply on aid effectiveness. We proceed in two steps. First, we review research works that deal with the problem of governance in donor-recipient relationships and are susceptible of highlighting effects of aggregate aid availability. Second, we provide a conceptual framework… Continue reading Does Aid Availability Affect Effectiveness in Reducing Poverty?

Improving donor support for governance: the case for more rigorous impact evaluation

Rigorous governance evaluation poses three key challenges: • Governance outcomes are difficult to quantify. • Rigorous impact evaluation can capture no more than narrow aspects of complex, ‘system-wide’governance support and short-term impacts. • A lack of incentive, since evaluation results may constrain political choices. Past evaluations provide valuable recommendations to tackle these challenges. In quantifying… Continue reading Improving donor support for governance: the case for more rigorous impact evaluation

Karsten Weitzenegger joined the International Public Management Network (IPMN)

Today I joined the International Public Management Network (IPMN – http://www.ipmn.net). The purpose of the IPMN is to create and sustain a dialogue on emerging management concepts, methods and technology so that members and I can learn about innovation and change in public sector organizations throughout the world. The network’s mission is to further the… Continue reading Karsten Weitzenegger joined the International Public Management Network (IPMN)