R4D Governance

Governance

R4D’s Governance Program believes that the key to improving the efficiency and quality of public spending and services, and thus people’s access to basic rights, is to strengthen citizens’ ability to hold their government accountable. R4D’s work to enhance accountability is based on three main approaches: strengthening non-governmental organizations’ and citizens’ capacity to undertake accountability work; developing and disseminating tools and lessons to support accountability work; and strengthening government’s capacity and political will to work with civil society in a way that improves spending and services. Read More...

Featured Governance Resources

In partnership with the University of Washington, Results for Development Institute has undertaken a rigorous 15-month research study to provide a better understanding of how context, think tank performance, and think tank decisions are related.  The resulting paper provides new evidence and insight into many questions that may help think tank...
Social Accountability is an approach that can help solve these problems by making government services and spending more effective. It involves informing communities of their entitlements, training them to monitor services, and empowering them to demand change. This video uses the example of a pregnant mother to depict how civil society-led efforts...

Governance Resources

The Governance Data Alliance commissioned AidData to produce a highly customized analysis unpacking the black box of who actually uses governance...
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In a collection of articles that cover a broad range of media outlets, Vinod Thomas, Gina Lagomarsino, Andrew Steer and Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, discuss...
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In a series of interviews with partners on the Transparency and Accountability Program, civil society leaders from Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, and...
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R4D consolidated all knowledge products and learnings which emerged from the Think Tank Policy Engagement and Communications Program into a toolkit...
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Recognising that transparency, accountability and participation around budgets and service delivery enhance their efficiency and effectiveness,...
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A country’s capacity to effectively implement policies and programs has long been recognized as crucial for its progress. This paper discusses shared...
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Dennis de Tray, R4D Principal, in a new working paper addresses both capacity building as the bedrock of international development assistance and...
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From the Ground Up argues that the international community's efforts to improve public expenditure and budget execution decisions would be more...
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The paper develops an analytical framework applied to India, Uganda, and Afghanistan for conceptualizing the governance/stewardship function within...
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This paper aims to identify themes emerging from practice within, and recent efforts to improve, public financial management (PFM) systems in Africa...
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This working paper is based on a review of a sample of Country Procurement Assessment Reports undertaken in twenty-three Sub-Saharan countries. The...
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Independent Monitoring Organizations (IMOs)- policy research and advocacy organizations that pursue transparency and accountability issues- can be...
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This paper reviews recent measures to improve fiscal transparency in Nigeria, highlights the role played by civil society organizations (CSOs), and...
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The objective of this paper is to review about 20 Public Expenditure Tracking Surveys (PETS) and related literature produced since the mid-1990s to...
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This paper reviews roughly 60 Public Expenditure Reviews (PERs) conducted by the World Bank in virtually all regions of the world, and defines common...
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This book seeks out, areas in which governments could focus to improve the quality public expenditures. It seeks to identify cross-cutting strengths...
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This book, published as part of the Transparency and Accountability Program, a research project of the Brookings Institution and Results for...
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