Effective institutions and good governance for development. Evidence on progress and the role of aid
By Julia Betts and Helen Wedgwood
Evaluation Insights Number 4 · December 2011
Evaluation Insights are informal working papers issued by the Network on Development Evaluation of the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC). These notes highlight emerging findings and policy messages from evaluations and share insights into the policy and practice of development evaluation.
This brief synthesises the progress made in governance and institutional reform based on four major international studies, covering a total of 22 countries. The following areas have been selected for current relevance to policymakers: improving accountability and transparency; efforts to tackle corruption; centre of government and public financial management reforms; and results management in governance. What progress has there been so far and what still needs to be done?