World Development Report 2017: Governance and the Law

Crawford School of Public Policy | Development Policy Centre

Event details

Forum

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Date & time

Tuesday 14 February 2017
5.00pm–6.30pm

Venue

Barton Theatre, Level 1, JG Crawford Building 132, Lennox Crossing, ANU

Speaker

James Brumby, The World Bank; Luis Felipe Lopez Calva, The World Bank; Natasha Smith, DFAT; Dr Helen Szoke, Oxfam Australia; and Professor Veronica Taylor, ANU.

Contacts

Macarena Rojas
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The World Development Report 2017 on Governance and the Law explores how policies for security, growth and equity can effectively achieve their goals by addressing the underlying drivers of governance.

Building on the traditional concern about implementation problems resulting from limited state capacity, this report digs deeper to understand also how individuals and groups, with differing degrees of influence in the decision-making arena, bargain over the choice of policies, distribution of resources, and how to change the rules themselves to shape future interactions.

While in some cases, power asymmetries can lead to persistent policy failure through exclusion, capture, and clientelism, this report demonstrates that positive change is possible. The approach discusses reshaping incentives, shifting society’s preferences and beliefs, and making the decision-making process more contestable.

Join us the day before the Australasian Aid Conference for the launch of the The World Development Report 2017, including a presentation of the report and a panel discussion.

For more information about the 2017 AAC and to register: Devpolicy.crawford.anu.edu.au/annual-australasian-aid-conference/2017

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