How Close Is Your Government to Its People?

“How Close Is Your Government to Its People? Worldwide Indicators on Localization and Decentralization”  by Maksym Ivanyna and Anwar Shah UPDATE: the author published revised version of the paper on November 11, 2013. The Revised version includes new charts and graphs, and rankings of 182 countries on political, fiscal and administrative dimensions of decentralization and localization are…

What is governance?

Abstract: Four approaches to improve measuring the quality of bureaucracies are described: (1) procedural measures; (2) capacity measures; (3) output measures; and (4) measures bureaucratic autonomy. The reasons why low-income countries are advised to reduce bureaucratic autonomy are also explained. Author(s): Fukuyama, Francis Source(s): , Working paper / Center for global development; 314 18 p.,…