New directions in governance

17 - 19 September 2014

About the event

This conference, organised in partnership with the World Bank's Governance Partnership Facility (GPF), explored the priorities and challenges for governance in development, as well as sharing innovative examples of governance in country programmes and thematic sectors.


Read Marta Foresti and Leni Wild's manifesto for radically rethinking governance.

Read Hamish Nixon on the tensions in the emerging governance agenda

Joseph Wales questions where we are going with social accountability.


Pablo Yanguas from the Effective States and Inclusive Development research centre on how organisations need to change internally to work in more politically smart ways

Jeff Thindwa, Manager of the World Bank's practice on social accountability, on what we have learned about social accountability

Matt Andrews, Associate Professor of Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School on whether public financial management makes a difference to services

Sue Unsworth, Principal of the Policy Practice, on what politically smart, locally led approaches look like in practice

Wilf Mwamba, Governance Advisor for DFID Nigeria, on what politically informed programming looks like in practice

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