Can islands of effectiveness thrive in difficult governance settings? : the political economy of local-level collaborative governance

Abstract: Theory and evidence suggest that in countries with poor governance progress could be driven by local collaborative governance, i.e. narrowly-focused initiatives that combine high-quality institutional arrangements at the micro-level, plus supportive, narrowly-targeted policy reforms.

Author(s): Levy, Brian

Source(s): , Policy research working paper; WPS 5842 23 p., ill., tabs Policy research working paper WPS 5842

Published: 2011 World bank. Poverty reduction and economic management network. Public sector governance unit, [Washington, DC] (English

ISBN/ISSN: [1813-9450]/

Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1596/1813-9450-5842

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