Topic Guide on Communication and Governance

This is a guide for policymakers and highlights practical guidance, lessons learned and case studies


This guide introduces some of the best recent literature on the role of communications in governance. It highlights the major critical debates surrounding the relationship between communications, government accountability and responsiveness, and state-society relations in developing countries. It is intended primarily as a reference for policymakers, and highlights practical guidance, lessons learned and case studies on supporting the development of independent and plural media systems, increasing access to information, and using communications tools in governance reform processes across a range of contexts, including fragile and conflict-affected states.

The Guide was updated in March 2011 from the original April 2010 version. Both versions are attached to this output record.


43 pp. Updated 2011.

Published 1 January 2010