||Research design: the analytic framework|
Michael Hubbard, University of Birmingham
||Turning preliminary fieldwork into indicative findings|
||The relationship between public service provision and state-building in fragile states |
Claire Mcloughlin, Research Fellow, International Development Department (GSRDC)
Richard Batley, Emeritus Professor of Development Administration
This article reviews the available evidence to identify what types of engagement are feasible and most likely to contribute to service delivery, or not to damage it. It considers the capacity requirements and the risks associated with state intervention through policy formulation, regulation, contracting and mutual agreements, and concludes by identifying ways of incrementally involving the state, beginning with activities that are least likely to do harm to non-state provision.
||The Role of Public Services in State- And Nation-Building: Exploring Lessons from European History for Fragile States|
Zoe Scott, Research Fellow, International Development Department (GSRDC)
This article explores lessons from Western European history to argue that the design of public services is a far more political matter than is often recognised. The paper concludes that donors need to rethink their approaches to service provision in fragile states in light of these findings.
Zoe Scott podcast (MP3, 19mins, 17.4MB, opens new window)
||What does governance mean for the Commonwealth? The past, present and future|
Roger Koranteng, Adviser (Governance), Governance and Institutional Development Division, Commonwealth Secretariat
An examination of how the Commonwealth Secretariat has viewed and applied the concept of governance to its work and its engagement with member countries.
Roger Koranteng podcast (MP3, 34mins, 31MB, opens new window)
||Climate Change in Africa |
Camilla Toulmin, International Institute for Environment and Development
Camilla Toulmin podcast (MP3,32mins, 35MB, opens new window)
||The Concept of Empire in the 21st Century |
Adrian Campbell, Senior lecturer International Development Department
Adrian Campbell podcast (MP3, 42mins, 39MB, opens new window)
||Transforming violent conflicts: NGOs in northern Uganda|