The Law, Justice, and Development series is offered by the Legal Vice Presidency of the World Bank to provide insights into aspects of law and justice that are relevant to the development process. Works in the series present new legal and judicial reform activities related to the World Bank’s work, as well as analyses of domestic and international law. The series is intended to be accessible to a broad audience as well as to legal practitioners.
In recent years, better delivery in development has been at the center
of development discourse. There is now wide agreement that today’s
development challenges demand effective solutions that fully integrate
the aspirations, voices, needs, and support of citizens. But how can
the international community translate that realization into practical
Volume 6 of The World Bank Legal Review examines delivery
challenges through the lens of three concepts that are critical to better
development outcomes: voice, social contract, and accountability.
The volume turns a spotlight on the nature of this interlocking trio,
revealing that their consistent integration into both the design and the
implementation of development efforts is indispensable if successful
outcomes are to result.
Written by seasoned practitioners and eminent scholars from across
the globe, the volume’s 24 chapters illuminate the importance
of a multidisciplinary approach to development. Development
practitioners devoted to rule of law and justice must work with experts
from various disciplines to create a synergistic dynamic that can
optimize the integration of voice, social contract, and accountability
into development efforts.