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Better governance for development in the Middle East and North Africa : enhancing inclusiveness and accountability.
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Washington, D.C. : World Bank, c2003.
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xxii, 281 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
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0821356356
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Washington, D.C. : World Bank, c2003.
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0821356356
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"Under the supervision of Mustapha Kamel Nabli ... this book was written by a core team of Charles Humphreys ... [et al.]
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5072074
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 245-269) and index.
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Summaries
Long Description
Good governanceA'in which public institutions function responsibly, transparently, and accountablyA'is essential to reducing poverty and stimulating growth. As numerous studies have shown, weak governance translates into slower growth, less-than-effective public services, and missed opportunities for human development because of the limited participation of citizens in shaping their future. This book seeks to enhance the dialogue on good governance in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. To accomplish this goal, it marshals evidence showing that good governance matters, both regionally and globally, and draws on the universal values of inclusiveness and accountability to propose an analytical framework for discussing and measuring governance. While the MENA regionA's quality of administration is relatively strong, it lags behind in other key measures, notably public accountability. The regionA's legacy of limited public disclosure and transparency has, moreover, hampered the debate on governance. While recognizing that improving governance is no simple matter, this book challenges the region to formulate and act on national programs that would enhance governance by strengthening inclusiveness and accountability mechanismsA'and to do so in an open, participatory process. Such programs could build on the debate and progress increasingly evident across the region, and lead to a strategy for better governance that can simultaneously encourage growth and development and meet the needs and aspirations of the regionA's people in the decades ahead.
Long Description
Good governance-in which public institutions function responsibly, transparently, and accountably-is essential to reducing poverty and stimulating growth. As numerous studies have shown, weak governance translates into slower growth, less-than-effective public services, and missed opportunities for human development because of the limited participation of citizens in shaping their future.This book seeks to enhance the dialogue on good governance in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. To accomplish this goal, it marshals evidence showing that good governance matters, both regionally and globally, and draws on the universal values of inclusiveness and accountability to propose an analytical framework for discussing and measuring governance. While the MENA region's quality of administration is relatively strong, it lags behind in other key measures, notably public accountability. The region's legacy of limited public disclosure and transparency has, moreover, hampered the debate on governance.While recognizing that improving governance is no simple matter, this book challenges the region to formulate and act on national programs that would enhance governance by strengthening inclusiveness and accountability mechanisms-and to do so in an open, participatory process. Such programs could build on the debate and progress increasingly evident across the region, and lead to a strategy for better governance that can simultaneously encourage growth and development and meet the needs and aspirations of the region's people in the decades ahead.
Long Description
Good governanceÂin which public institutions function responsibly, transparently, and accountablyÂis essential to reducing poverty and stimulating growth. As numerous studies have shown, weak governance translates into slower growth, less-than-effective public services, and missed opportunities for human development because of the limited participation of citizens in shaping their future. This book seeks to enhance the dialogue on good governance in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. To accomplish this goal, it marshals evidence showing that good governance matters, both regionally and globally, and draws on the universal values of inclusiveness and accountability to propose an analytical framework for discussing and measuring governance. While the MENA regionÂ's quality of administration is relatively strong, it lags behind in other key measures, notably public accountability. The regionÂ's legacy of limited public disclosure and transparency has, moreover, hampered the debate on governance. While recognizing that improving governance is no simple matter, this book challenges the region to formulate and act on national programs that would enhance governance by strengthening inclusiveness and accountability mechanismsÂand to do so in an open, participatory process. Such programs could build on the debate and progress increasingly evident across the region, and lead to a strategy for better governance that can simultaneously encourage growth and development and meet the needs and aspirations of the regionÂ's people in the decades ahead.
Long Description
Good governance¿in which public institutions function responsibly, transparently, and accountably¿is essential to reducing poverty and stimulating growth. As numerous studies have shown, weak governance translates into slower growth, less-than-effective public services, and missed opportunities for human development because of the limited participation of citizens in shaping their future. This book seeks to enhance the dialogue on good governance in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. To accomplish this goal, it marshals evidence showing that good governance matters, both regionally and globally, and draws on the universal values of inclusiveness and accountability to propose an analytical framework for discussing and measuring governance. While the MENA region¿s quality of administration is relatively strong, it lags behind in other key measures, notably public accountability. The region¿s legacy of limited public disclosure and transparency has, moreover, hampered the debate on governance. While recognizing that improving governance is no simple matter, this book challenges the region to formulate and act on national programs that would enhance governance by strengthening inclusiveness and accountability mechanisms¿and to do so in an open, participatory process. Such programs could build on the debate and progress increasingly evident across the region, and lead to a strategy for better governance that can simultaneously encourage growth and development and meet the needs and aspirations of the region¿s people in the decades ahead. Award winning title! Better Governance was selected as a 2003 ¿Notable Government Document¿ by the American Librarian Association (ALA) and GODORT (Government Documents Round Table).
Main Description
Good governance-in which public institutions function responsibly, transparently, and accountably-is essential to reducing poverty and stimulating growth. As numerous studies have shown, weak governance translates into slower growth, less-than-effective public services, and missed opportunities for human development because of the limited participation of citizens in shaping their future.This book seeks to enhance the dialogue on good governance in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. To accomplish this goal, it marshals evidence showing that good governance matters, both regionally and globally, and draws on the universal values of inclusiveness and accountability to propose an analytical framework for discussing and measuring governance. While the MENA region's quality of administration is relatively strong, it lags behind in other key measures, notably public accountability. The region's legacy of limited public disclosure and transparency has, moreover, hampered the debate on governance.While recognizing that improving governance is no simple matter, this book challenges the region to formulate and act on national programs that would enhance governance by strengthening inclusiveness and accountability mechanisms-and to do so in an open, participatory process. Such programs could build on the debate and progress increasingly evident across the region, and lead to a strategy for better governance that can simultaneously encourage growth and development and meet the needs and aspirations of the region's people in the decades ahead.Award winning title! 'Better Governance' was selected as a 2003 'Notable Government Document' by the American Librarian Association (ALA) and GODORT (Government Documents Round Table).
Main Description
This publication proposes an analytical framework for discussing and measuring good governance in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, based on the values of inclusiveness and accountability. It draws on examples, both regionally and internationally, in order to highlight the importance of good governance for economic and social development. The book identifies positive trends in the region, despite the region's legacy of limited public disclosure and transparency, and considers key challenges remaining for countries in the region to further the governance agenda.
Unpaid Annotation
Good governanceA-in which public institutions function responsibly, transparently, and accountablyA-is essential to reducing poverty and stimulating growth. As numerous studies have shown, weak governance translates into slower growth, less-than-effective public services, and missed opportunities for human development because of the limited participation of citizens in shaping their future. This book seeks to enhance the dialogue on good governance in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. To accomplish this goal, it marshals evidence showing that good governance matters, both regionally and globally, and draws on the universal values of inclusiveness and accountability to propose an analytical framework for discussing and measuring governance. While the MENA regionA'-s quality of administration is relatively strong, it lags behind in other key measures, notably public accountability. The regionA'-s legacy of limited public disclosure and transparency has, moreover, hampered the debate on governance. While recognizing that improving governance is no simple matter, this book challenges the region to formulate and act on national programs that would enhance governance by strengthening inclusiveness and accountability mechanismsA-and to do so in an open, participatory process. Such programs could build on the debate and progress increasingly evident across the region, and lead to a strategy for better governance that can simultaneously encourage growth and development and meet the needs and aspirations of the regionA'-s people in the decades ahead.
Unpaid Annotation
This book marshals evidence showing that good governance matters, both regionally and globally, and draws on the universal values of inclusiveness and accountability to propose an analytical framework for discussing and measuring governance. While recognizing that improving governance is no simple matter, this book challenges the region to formulate and act on national programs that would enhance governance by strengthening inclusiveness and accountability mechanisms--and to do so in a open, participatory process.
Table of Contents
Foreword
Acknowledgments
Glossary of Terms
Abbreviations and Acronyms
Overviewp. 1
Analytical Framework for Good Governance in the Middle East and North Africap. 25
The Governance Gap in MENAp. 35
Better Governance for Economic Developmentp. 75
Better Governance for Social Developmentp. 105
Pathways to Better Governancep. 151
Construction of Governance Indexesp. 179
Governance and Income Correlationsp. 187
Estimating the Effect of Governance on Growthp. 193
Literature Review: Examining Factors that Help Explain the Governance Gap in MENAp. 199
Governance and Growth: Reviewing the Evidencep. 207
Country Tablesp. 211
Referencesp. 245
Indexp. 271
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