Lessons from governance interventions in fragile and conflict-affected states (GSDRC Helpdesk Research Report 1208)

Abstract

Query

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).

Overview

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.

Citation

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.

Lessons from governance interventions in fragile and conflict-affected states (GSDRC Helpdesk Research Report 1208)

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