Research and analysis
DFID Research: Improving institutions for growth
DFID is funding research to help governments, civil society and development agencies understand how institutions matter for pro-poor growth.
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Despite the prominence of institutions in society, we know little about how they influence economic and societal development. The Improving Institutions for Pro-poor Growth (iiG) research programme has tackled this issue by producing empirical evidence on 4 key institutional dimensions of economic activity - social behaviour, political behaviour, organisational behaviour and legal behaviour.
By adopting a micro-level approach to these 4 dimensions the programme has produced contextualised evidence on specific institutional constraints. There is also a focus on linking research to previous policy measures and interventions in order to identify better policy options that can lead to lasting change.
This document specifically focuses on iiG research in Kenya, which analysed the violence surrounding the troubled 2007 elections, in order to generate evidence on how to strengthen electoral institutions to avoid reoccurrences of widespread violence.