Governance & Fragility

Governance & Fragility

Governance has become a major concern for both donors and aid recipient countries since the late 1980s. Very poor quality governance is also one of the defining characteristics of state fragility, and social unrest and violence may both exacerbate and be caused by weak institutions. Our work draws on some 80 studies prepared by UNU-WIDER’s global network.

© UNU-WIDER/Alexander Zach

The knowledge gathered through the ReCom research project culminates in five position paper, one on each of the themes of the programme.

UNU-WIDER / May 2014
© Dominic Sansoni / World Bank

What are the major obstacles to providing critical services in Nairobi and Mombasa?

UNU-WIDER / MAY 2013
© John Hogg / World Bank

What are the barriers to effectiveness of civil service in developing countries? How can effective civil service reform policies be designed?

UNU-WIDER / MAY 2013
© UN Photo/Paul Banks

How can we measure the effectiveness of aid aimed at improving statistical capacity in Africa?

UNU-WIDER / May 2013
© UN Photo/Albert González Farran

Civil service reform is one of the most persistent subjects of public debate no matter where in the world one turns. In Nigeria British aid money i...

CARL-GUSTAV LINDÉN / Jan 2013
© Flore de Préneuf / The World Bank

The role politics plays in decentralization and service delivery.

UNU-WIDER / Jan 2013

Pages