ISBN-10:
0821360000
ISBN-13:
9780821360002
Pub. Date:
09/28/2004
Publisher:
World Bank Publications
Building State Capacity in Africa: New Approaches, Emerging Lessons (WBI Development Studies)

Building State Capacity in Africa: New Approaches, Emerging Lessons (WBI Development Studies)

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Overview

The World Bank and other donors are fully committed to modalities of development support that put countries in the driver's seat, with the poverty reduction strategy process-prepared by national governments, on the basis of close consultation with civil society-providing the framework for that support. An effective poverty reduction strategy process and a productive partnership can be built only on a platform of strong public capacity: capacity to formulate policies; capacity to build consensus; capacity to implement reform; and capacity to monitor results, learn lessons, and adapt accordingly. Building the requisite capacities turns out to be a formidable challenge. For these reasons, enhancing the capacity of African states has risen to the top of the continent's development agenda.

In recent years, a number of African governments have moved forward with new-style programs to build public sector capacity. Building State Capacity in Africa aims to share some of the lessons for the design and implementation of public sector capacity building that are emerging from this new generation of operational practice. It also exemplifies an increasingly collaborative way of working within the World Bank Group. This book draws on in-depth Bank research and research projects were done in collaboration with African development partners and scholars. The editors contend that this model of working together constitutes the most effective way for the World Bank Group to contribute, in its role as a knowledge Bank, to the challenge of building state capacity in Africa.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780821360002
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Publication date: 09/28/2004
Series: Wbi Development Studies Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 392
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.87(d)

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