Weak access to basic services and poor framework conditions for the private sector impede development. Low-quality service provision for example in health, education, utility supply, industry regulation or law enforcement can often be explained by inefficiencies in state administration. This is why many governments offer extensive training to build capacity or to introduce new approaches and strategies. Training programmes are often organized in collaboration with development partners and as complements to development interventions. As a result, a significant share of budgets is allocated to seminars and workshops. Higher competence among civil servants at all ranks is expected to strengthen bureaucratic efficiency and thus improve sector performance for better development. In the same vein, heightened awareness with regard to salient issues such as gender, transparency, HIV and AIDS, microfinance, and so on, is also expected to improve performance.
Corruption, grabbing and development: Real world challenges
Søreide, T. and A. Williams (Eds.)
Also in this volume:
- Grabbing an Election: Abuse of State Resources in the 2011 Elections in Uganda
Helle, Svein-Erik, Lise Rakner
Søreide, Tina, David Aled Williams
- Courts, Corruption and Judicial Independence
- 'Pay Up and Off You Go!' Buying Political Positions in Bangladesh
- Elite Capture of Kabul Bank
Building fiscal capacity in developing countries: Evidence on the role of information technology
Merima Ali, Abdulaziz B. Shifa, Abebe Shimeles and Firew Woldeyes
National Tax Journal
Towards harmonised financing of frontline health service providers in Tanzania
Ottar Mæstad, Peter Binyaruka
Direct Financing of Health Facilities. Experiences from financing reforms in Tanzania.
Ottar Mæstad, Jo Borghi, Farida Hassan, Eskindir Shumbullo Loha, John Maiba, Iddy Mayumana, Vincent Somville, Sarah Tobin, Peter Binyaruka
Direct health facility financing in Tanzania. Process evaluation. Phone Survey #3
Peter Binyaruka, Ottar Mæstad, Vincent Somville
Book review: John-Andrew McNeish (2021) Sovereign Forces: Everyday Challenges to Environmental Governance in Latin America. Berghahn Books.
David Aled Williams
Public Anthropologist (Blog)
Tuning in to the politics of (anti-)corruption: astute interventions and deeper accountability
David Jackson, Inge Amundsen