Please identify key literature and summarise any recent evidence (since 2011) on lessons from donor attempts to improve, reform and transform governance in developing countries, particularly in fragile and conflict-affected states (FCAS).
Governance programmes include a broad range of issues, from support to parliamentary processes and elections, to state-building and rule of law interventions. The evidence base on governance interventions is fairly broad and rigorous, incorporating a mix of academic, policymaker, and think-tank literature. Details on lessons, however, tend to be limited. Much of the readily available literature provides only a short description of lessons, with few details expanded upon.
Hinds, R. Lessons from governance interventions in fragile and conflict-affected states (GSDRC Helpdesk Research Report 1208). Governance and Social Development Resource Centre, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK (2015) 11 pp.