Institutions Taking Root : Building State Capacity in Challenging Contexts

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/2170
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New Frontiers of Social Policy
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Barma, Naazneen H.
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Huybens, Elisabeth
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Vinuela, Lorena
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Barma, Naazneen H.
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Huybens, Elizabeth
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Viñuela, Lorena
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2014-09-10T16:39:48Z
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2014-09-10T16:39:48Z
dc.date.issued
2014-09-09
dc.description.abstract
Building and operating successful public institutions is a perennial and long-term challenge for governments, which is compounded by the volatile conditions found in fragile settings. Yet some government agencies do manage to take root and achieve success in delivering results earning legitimacy and forging resilience in otherwise challenging contexts. Drawing on mixed-method empirical research carried out on nine public agencies in Lao PDR, Sierra Leone, The Gambia, and Timor Leste, this volume identifies the shared causal mechanisms underpinning institutional success in fragile states by examining the inner workings of these institutions, along with the external operational environment and sociopolitical context in which they exist. Successful institutions share and deploy a common repertoire of internal and external operational strategies. In addition they connect this micro-institutional repertoire to the macro-sociopolitical context along three discernible pathways to institutional success. Institutional development is a heavily contextual, dynamic, and non-linear process but certain actionable lessons emerge for policy-makiers and development partners.
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978-1-4648-0269-0
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/20030
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en_US
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World Bank Group, Washington, DC
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New Frontiers of Social Policy;
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CC BY 3.0 IGO
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo
dc.subject
state capacity
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institutional success
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politics
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basic education
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secondary education
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institution building
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sociopolitical context
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electricity
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modernization
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governance
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governance capacity
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local government
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partnerships
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social solidarity
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citizen expectations
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stakeholder relationships
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conflict and development
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Institutions Taking Root : Building State Capacity in Challenging Contexts
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okr.crosscuttingsolutionarea
Fragility, Conflict, and Violence
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2014-09-10
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Publications & Research :: Publication
okr.globalpractice
Governance
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yes
okr.identifier.doi
10.1596/978-1-4648-0269-0
okr.identifier.report
90585
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en
okr.region.country
Gambia, The
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Lao People's Democratic Republic
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Sierra Leone
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Timor-Leste
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Public Administration, Law, and Justice :: Central government administration
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Public Administration, Law, and Justice :: Sub-national government administration
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Public Administration, Law, and Justice :: General public administration sector
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Education :: Primary education
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Public sector governance
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Social dev/gender/inclusion :: Participation and civic engagement
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Conflict and Development :: Post Conflict Reconstruction
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Governance :: Democratic Government
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Governance :: Local Government
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Governance :: National Governance
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Governance :: Politics and Government
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Governance :: Regional Governance
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Public Sector Development
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SDV of SDNVP

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