Free download: Delapalme on African governance
Good governance may be crucial for development, says Nathalie Delapalme, Director of Research and Policy at the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, but better data is crucial for achieving good governance. Delapalme provides the lead commentary for the current issue of Governance (24.1, January 2011): African governance: The importance of more and better data. She describes the lack of reliable and timely information about the delivery of public services in many African nations. Lack of data inhibits the Foundation’s ability to assess the quality of governance, compromises policymaking by governments, and undermines efforts to gauge aid effectiveness. The dearth of data is a “major challenge”, says Delapalme, that “cuts across the entire spectrum of African governance.” Open access to the commentary here.