This project will focus on understanding how a range of political and governance factors/conditions affect development outcomes or, in other words, the incentives, behaviour and institutional features which can enhance or inhibit the achievement of outcomes in transition contexts.
To be able to capture the range of transmission belts between governance and the outcomes that matter for peace- and state-building and economic reconstruction, the work will focus on the provision of a range of public goods and services.
The main objectives of the project are:
- To deepen understanding of the incentives and institutional dynamics which affect the provision of public goods and services at different steps of the delivery chain
- To support external actors to engage meaningfully with domestic political processes which improve public goods and service provision
- To provide sector specialists with practical guidance on how programmes can respond more effectively to common governance constraints and opportunities
The key questions it sets out to address are:
- What political economy features can explain variation in the delivery of public goods and services?
- In light of this, how can public goods and service provision be sustainably improved in transition contexts?
- How can external actors adopt more realistic and politically informed approaches, strategies and programmes when supporting public goods and services in transition contexts?