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A governance practitioner’s notebook

Alternative ideas and approaches


Whaites et al. (2015), A Governance Practitioner’s Notebook: Alternative Ideas and Approaches, OECD, Paris, governance-practitioners-notebook.htm

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The Governance Practitioner’s Notebook takes an unusual approach for the OECD-DAC Network on Governance (GovNet). It brings together a collection of specially written notes aimed at those who work as governance practitioners within development agencies.

It does so, however, without attempting to offer definitive guidance – instead aiming to stimulate thinking and debate. To aid this process the book is centred on a fictional Governance Adviser.

The Notebook’s format provides space for experts to speak on today’s governance issues: politics, public sector reform and stakeholder engagement. It encourages debate,  charts the evolution of donor thinking, and highlights future challenges in the age of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Each section introduces both technical issues and major areas of debate, providing ideas for future development support to institutional reform.

Expert contributors include Tom Carothers, Lant Pritchett, Matt Andrews, Heather Marquette, David Booth, Sue Unsworth, Fletcher Tembo, Ousmane Sy, Jörn Grävingholt, Nick Manning.

ECDPM’s Frauke de Weijer and Volker Hauck contributed the chapter – “Release the pressure on governance practitioners

More information can be found at the OECD Governance Website

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