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Governance - Briefs

[Updated: October 16, 2013]

This is a new page of the DDRN website established to provide you with easier access to briefs concerning Public administration, democracy and human rights posted on this site. Please note that new items are posted on top of the list

 NEW: Sanctuary in the city? Reframing responses to protracted urban displacement. Humanitarian Policy Group (HPG) Policy Brief 52, by Simone Haysom, June 2013. 

NEW: Employment, migration, and access to finance, World Bank (WB) Briefing Paper 4, March 2013. 

NEW: Are we making progress with building governance into the post 2015 framework? Overseas Development Institute (ODI) Briefing Paper, by Leni Wild and Gina Bergh, February 2013. 

Disaster risk management in post-2015 policy frameworks: forging a more resilient future. Overseas Development Institute (ODI) Briefing Papers 75, by Tom Mitchell and Emily Wilkinson, June 2012.

Preventing Corruption in the Water Sector. Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) Water Governance Facility Policy Brief, 2012.

Citizen voice and state accountability: towards theories of change that embrace contextual dynamics. Overseas Development Institute (ODI) Project Briefing paper 73, by Fletcher Tembo, March 2012.

Fragile states, conflict, and chronic poverty. Chronic Poverty Research Centre (CPRC) Policy Brief No. 24, by Tony Addison, Kathryn Bach, Andrew Shepherd and Dhana Wadugodapitiya, 2010.

African developments: political trends in recent elections in Sub-Saharan Africa. German Development Institute (DIE) Briefing Paper 18/2011, by Judith Vorrath, 2011.

Elections in Africa: Mixed Blessings for Growth and Poverty Alleviation. Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS) Policy Brief, by Anne Mette Kjær and Ole Therkildsen, June 2011.

Aid risks in fragile and transitional contexts: improving donor behaviour. Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) summary, 2011.

Transnational Islamist (Jihadist) Movements and Inter-State Conflicts in the Horn of Africa. Nordic Africa Institute (NAI) policy note 2011/2,  by M.A. Mohamed Salih, May 2011.

What makes a good governance indicator? The Policy Practice Policy Practice Brief 6, by Gareth Williams, January 2011.

Governance for development in Africa: building on what works. Africa Power and Politics Programme Policy Brief 01, by David Booth, April 2011.

Weak International Response to the Use of Private Military Security Companies. Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS) Policy Brief, by Christa Moesgaard, April 2011.

Private Military Companies in Counter-Insurgency Strategy. Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS) Policy Brief, by Christa Moesgaard and Stine Heiselberg, April 2011.

Security, humanitarian action and development. Overseas Development Institute (ODI) Briefing Paper 67, by Marta Foresti, Lisa Denney and Vicki Metcalfe, February 2011.

Capacities for Institutional Innovation: A Complexity Perspective. Institute of Development Studies (IDS) brief, by Jim Woodhill, 2010.

What can the Afrobarometer tell us about service delivery in Africa? Afrobarometer Briefing Paper No. 92, by Robert Mattes, October 2010.

Responding to external economic shocks: why state capacity and political incentives matter. Overseas Development Institute (ODI) brief, by Marta Foresti, Isabella Massa, Leni Wild and Dan Harris, January 2011.

Support to political parties: a missing piece of the governance puzzle. Overseas Development Institute (ODI) Brief 66, by Leni Wild and Marta Foresti, December 2010.

'State-building for Peace': Navigating an Arena of Contradictions. Overseas Development Institute (ODI) brief, by Alina Rocha Menocal, 2009.

Justice and security – when the state isn’t the main provider. DIIS Policy Brief based on conference discussions, by Peter Albrecht and Helene M. Kyed, December 2010.

Conflict Prevention and Local Engagement. Governance and Social Development Resource Centre (GSDRC) helpdesh research report, by Brian Lucas, August 2010.

Critique of Governance Assessment Applications. Governance and Social Development Resource Centre (GSDRC) helpdesk research report, by Sumedh Rao, July 2010.

Truth Commissions. Governance and Social Development Resource Centre (GSDRC) helpdesk research report, by Huma Haider, July 2010.

Non-conflict Armed violence - Rethinking Models of Conflict and Conflict Resolution. Institute of Development Studies (IDS) Horizon brief issue 2, August 2010.

Broadening Spaces for Citizens in Violent Contexts. Development Research Centre (DRC) citizenship policy briefing, by Lyndsay McLean-Hilker, Nicholas Benequista and Greg Barrett, 2010.

What do Public Financial Management assessments tell us about PFM reform? Overseas Development Institute (ODI) background note, by Edward Hedger and Paolo de Renzio, July 2010.  

Tackling child vulnerabilities through social protection: lessons from West and Central Africa. Overseas Development Institute (ODI) background note, by Nicola Jones and Rebecca Holmes , July 2010.

African Developments: continental conflict management - a glass half full or half empty? Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) briefing paper 7/2010, by Stefan Gänzle and Benedikt Franke, July 2010.

Taxation in Africa: The path to economic independence. Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) position paper, May 2010.

More Tax, Better Governments. The Nordic Africa Institute Policy Note 2010/4, by Mats Hårsmar, 2010.

Fragile states: beyond quick wins. Overseas Development Institute (ODI) policy brief, by Samir Elhawary, Marta Foresti, Sara Pantuliano and Leni Wild, May 2010.

Public works: An effective safety net for the poor? International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) Enduring Questions Brief No 1, March 2009.

Gender and Governance in Agricultural Extension Services: Insights from India, Ghana, and Ethiopia. World Bank Agriculture and Rural Development Note, Issue 53, March 2010.

Federalism, Decentralisation and Horizontal Inequalities. Centre for Research on Inequality, Human Security and Ethnicity (CRISE) Policy Briefing No. 3, by Graham Brown, 2010.

European conflict resolution policies: truncated peace-building. European Think Tank for Global Action (FRIDE) working paper 94, by Fernanda Faria and Richard Youngs, March 2010. Spanish.

Post-War and Post-Conflict Challenges for Development Cooperation. Institute for Development and Peace (INEF) Policy Brief 5, by Sabine Kurtenbach, 2009.

Citizen driven action on urban poverty reduction. International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) Environment and Urbanization Brief 17, October 2008. 

Cash transfers in post-conflict contexts. Overseas Development Institute (ODI) Project Briefing No. 32, by Rebecca Holmes, November 2009.

Raising the game: mainstreaming children's rights. Overseas Development Institute (ODI) Briefing Paper 56, by Caroline Harper & Nicola Jones, November 2009.

Uncharted territory: land, conflict and humanitarian action. Overseas Development Institute (ODI) HPG Policy Brief 39, by Sara Pantuliano & Samir Elhawary, November 2009.

Untangling early recovery. Overseas Development Institute (ODI) HPG Policy Brief 38, by Sarah Bailey & Sara Pavenello, October 2009.

Land titling and tenure security in the context of inequality. Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS) Brief by Rikke Brandt Broegaard, March 2009.

Human rights and pro-poor growth. Overseas Development Institute (ODI) Project Briefing 34, by Marta Foresti, Kate Higgins, and Bhavna Sharma, January 2010.

Working with Civil Society in Fragile States. International NGO Training and Research Centre (INTRAC) Policy briefing paper 23, by Michelle Dowst, May 2009.

Conflict parties' interests in mediation. Berghof Policy Brief 01, by Hans J. Giessmann and Oliver Wils, September 2009.

Reinvigorating Human Rights Based Approaches with Redistribution. Institute of Development Studies (IDS) InFocus Policy Briefing 11.6, by Kate Carroll, October 2009.

Reforming wildlife governance in East and Southern Africa: The role of corruption. U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre brief No 12, by Fred Nelson, July 2009.

What role for mayors in good city governance?International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) Environment and Urbanization Brief 18, April 2009.

Changing the World by Changing Ourselves: reflections from a bunch of BINGOs. Institute of Development Studies (IDS) Practice Paper 3, by Cathy Shutt, October 2009.

Aid reform: addressing conflict and situations of fragility. CARE International Policy Briefing Paper, 2009.

Village voice: towards inclusive information technologies. International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) Briefing Paper, by Ben Garside, April 2009.

The global financial crisis: risks for fragile states in Africa. Overseas Development Institute (ODI) Opinion No. 130, by Timothy Othieno, April 2009.

Providing aid in insecure environments: 2009 Update. Humanitarian Policy Group (HPG) policy brief 34, by A. Stoddard, A. Harmer and V. DiDomenico, April 2009.

Why Rule of Law matters for development. Overseas Development Institute (ODI) Opinion 131, by Pilar Domingo, May 2009.

Corruption and commercial fisheries in Africa. Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI) U4 Brief No. 23, by André Standing, December 2008.

Growth without development. Overseas Development Institute, London brief, by Milo Vandemoortele, February 2009.

Public Expenditures, Growth, and Poverty: Lessons from Developing Countries. International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) Issue Brief No. 51, by Shenggen Fan, August 2008.

Utility Provision: Contract Design in the Interest of the Poor. UNDP International Poverty Centre Research brief No 10, by Degol Hailu and Portia Hunt, December 2008.

Taxation and State-Building with a (more) Human Face. Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS) Policy Brief by Ole Therkildsen, October 2008.

State Consolidation in Hostile Post-Conflict Environments. Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS) Policy Brief by Lars Buur, October 2008.

Local Governance in Fragile States. Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS) Policy Brief by Helene Maria Kyed and Lars Engberg-Pedersen, October 2008.

Corruption in Fragile States. Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS) Policy Brief by Aslak Orre and Harald W. Mathisen, October 2008.

Fragile states and the International Criminal Court – Friends or Foes? Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS) Policy Brief by Martin Mennecke, October 2008.

The Missing Link - Fostering Positive Citizen-State Relations in Post-Conflict Environments. Communication for Governance and Accountability Program (World Bank) Brief for Policymakers, by Henriette von Kaltenborn-Stachau, 2008.

Economic incentives for peacebuilding. Program for states and security synthesis, by Ingrid Samset, 2008.

Increasing government revenues from the extractive sector in Sub-Saharan-Africa. German Development Institute Briefing Paper 9/2008, by Martin Stürmer and Johan Karlsson, 2008.

Good Governance: Between Idealism and Realism. Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS) Policy Brief by Neil Webster, October 2008.

Tackling Civil Unrest: Policing or Redistribution? MICROCON Policy Breifing 2, by Patricia Justino, May 2008.

Corruption-free education. Lessons from a State- and civil society joint initiative in Peru. Chr. Michelsen Institute, U4 Brief No. 6, by Samuel Rotta Castilla, March 2008.

Young Democracies in the Balance: Lessons for the International Community. Center for Global Development (CDG) Brief by Ethan B. Kapstein and Nathan Converse, January 2008.

Why should donors care about corruption? Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI) Brief vol. 7 no. 1, by Ivar Kolstad, January 2008.

Linking budget analysis with aid advocacy: how civil society groups can monitor donor budget support. A joint Eurodad and International Budget Project briefing, by Lucy Hayes and Albert van Zyl, September 2007.

Between Paternalism and Hybrid Partnership: The Emerging UN and Africa Relationship in Peace Operations. Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) Briefing Paper 2, by Tim Murithi, 2007.

Protective action: Incorporating civilian protection into humanitarian response. Overseas Development Institute (ODI), Humanitarian Policy Group (HPG) Policy Brief 29, by Sorcha O’Callaghan and Sara Pantuliano, December 2007.

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