[PAST EVENT] Looking Like A State, But Not Being One: The Real Governance Problem In Development

Friday, April 12th 2013
3:45pm - 5pm
Small Hall, Room 110
300 Ukrop Way
Williamsburg, VA 23185
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Lecture by Matt Andrews, Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Co-hosted by the Reves Center for International Studies and the Institute for the Theory and Practice of International Relations.
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Billions of dollars have been spent on institutional and governance reforms in developing countries. Similar reform agendas have been pursued in many of these countries, informed by governance indicators used to assess how well countries are doing.

Unfortunately many countries have seen limited results from these reforms, even when governance indicators suggest they are progressing. They have new laws, systems and processes that are not implemented, and government bureaux that do not function. In short, they look like states, but are not really functioning like states. Why is this the case? How can this problem be corrected?
[[mjtier, Mike Tierney]]
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