Making Politics Work for Development: Harnessing Transparency and Citizen Engagement (Policy Research Reports) by World Bank
English | July 14, 2016 | ISBN: 146480771X | 281 Pages | PDF | 4 MB
Governments fail to provide the public goods needed for development when its leaders knowingly and deliberately ignore sound technical advice or are unable to follow it, despite the best of intentions, because of political constraints. This report focuses on two forces―citizen engagement and transparency―that hold the key to solving government failures by shaping how political markets function. Citizens are not only queueing at voting booths, but are also taking to the streets and using diverse media to pressure, sanction and select the leaders who wield power within government, including by entering as contenders for leadership.