Improving Government

Publication | December 2008

Capacity development (CD) is central to improving standards of living and reducing poverty in developing member countries. CD is a means to an end—the end being improved government performance.

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Capacity development is much more than just training or skills transfer. It is about effective institutions, a sound unpoliticized policy environment, accountability systems, effective relationships, and appropriate incentives. As noted in this study, capacity development should be firmly rooted in a country's political economy.

Contents 

  • Foreword
  • Introduction
  • The Role of the State
  • The Role of the Government
  • The Role of the Civil Society
  • The Pacific Choice

Additional Details

Author
Type
Series
Subjects
  • ADB and civil society
  • Capacity development
  • Governance and public sector management
SKU
  • BBK179908
ISBN
  • 978-971-561-739-0 (Print)

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