Governance Reform Under Real-World Conditions : Citizens, Stakeholders, and Voice
CORRUPTION IN GOVERNMENT
CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS
PUBLIC OPINION RESEARCH
LEVELS OF PARTICIPATION
LOCAL GOVERNMENT AUTHORITIES
PRIVATE SECTOR PARTICIPATION
ACCESS TO INFORMATION
CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATION
RULE OF LAW
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AbstractThis book is a contribution to efforts to improve governance systems around the world, particularly in developing countries. It offers a range of innovative approaches and techniques for dealing with the most important nontechnical challenges that prevent many of those efforts from being successful or sustainable. By so doing, the book sets out the groundwork for governance reform initiatives. Its overarching argument is that the development community is not lacking the tools needed for technical solutions to governance challenges. The toolbox is overflowing; best practice manuals in various areas of interest tumble out of seminars and workshops. However, difficulties arise when attempts are made to apply what are often excellent technical solutions under real-world conditions. Human beings, acting either alone or in groups small and large, are not as amenable as are pure numbers. And they cannot be put aside. In other words, in the real world, reforms will not succeed, and they will certainly not be sustained, without the correct alignment of citizens, stakeholders, and voice.
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responsibilities to local levels of government is
increasingly occurring across South Asia. This trend is
significant because increasingly localized decision-making
better enables communities to hold government authorities
accountable for the effectiveness of public spending, which
can lead to various improved development outcomes, such as
improvements in quality of service delivery; greater
empowerment and understanding by end-users services supplied
through public procurement processes; and improved oversight
and accountability of service delivery agencies. The
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strategic approach developed by World Bank Institute (WBI)
as a component of the Norwegian governance trust fund (NTF)
program `procurement and service delivery: establishing
effective collaboration between government and beneficiaries
on monitoring procurement outcomes`. WBI received funds
under the NTF to facilitate the development of context and
audience-specific knowledge products by recognized
practitioners and civil society organizations in South Asia
as part of a broader effort to create a practical curriculum
on social accountability in procurement.