Strategies for Good Governance in the Pacific
Governance problems in the Pacific find their roots in deeply embedded political and social issues such as the structures of government, the quality of leadership, and the capacity of civil society to hold government accountable. These root causes are not easily addressed by outsiders, such as donors. Yet, governance is so fundamental to the development process that development agencies have a responsibility to assist. The options available to them are relatively limited, however, given that sustained change can only occur if driven from within. But there are courses of action available to development agencies and this paper has outlined a few. They do not necessarily need substantial amounts of funding. But they do need persistent and continuing effort and support and a substantial change of strategy by donors.
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Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: November 1, 2004