Governance reforms are common in development. Unfortunately, recent research shows that they often lead to governments that look better but do not produce better results. This workshop presents examples of such reforms and asks if the governance agenda could have more impact.
The workshop builds on work emerging in our Building State Capability program (including the recent book by Matt Andrews and articles by Andrews, Lant Pritchett, and Michael Woolcock).
This work draws on perspectives from across the disciplines and the October 23 event brings some of these voices together to discuss the challenge of creating a governance agenda that focuses on solving country-specific problems, involves local people through flexible and context-fitted processes, and emphasizes learning in the reform process.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
|Allison Dining Room, 5th Floor Taubman Building|
Governance with Impact? [Video]
Matt Andrews - Associate Professor of Public Policy, HKS
Unleashing Local Agents for Change [Video]
Salimah Samji - Fellow, Center for International Development, HKS
Michael Woolcock - Lecturer in Public Policy, HKS; Lead Social Development Specialist, World Bank
|Malkin Penthouse, 4th Floor Littauer Building|
New Practice in Action [Video]
Moderated by:Alasdair Roberts - Rappaport Professor of Law and Public Policy, Suffolk University
Peter Harrington - Fulbright Scholar at HKS; former Deputy Country Head for the Tony Blair Africa Governance Initiative
Useful Evaluation [Video]
Rohini Pande - Mohammed Kamal Professor of Public Policy, HKS