Andrews: “Good government” means different things in different countries
In the new issue of Governance (23.1, January 2010) Professor Matt Andrews of Harvard Kennedy School criticizes the “one-best-way model of effective government” that is built into benchmarking projects such as the World Bank’s World Governance Indicators. Examining public financial management structures in thirty-eight nations, Andrews finds substantial variation in practice among countries that are held up as models of effectiveness. “Good public financial management means different things in different countries,” Andrews says. “The good governance version of good or effective government is a hollow one.” Download Andrews’ article, “Good Government Means Different Things in Different Countries” for free.