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Book reviews: China in Africa; Welfare systems in Latin America; management reform in Napoleonic countries

China in AfricaIn the current issue of Governance (January 2011), Brian Levy of the World Bank reviews The Dragon’s Gift: The Real Story of China in Africa by Deborah Brautigam — a “superb book” about China’s distinctive approach to engagement with African governments.   Open access to the review.   Alex Segura-Ubriego‘s Political Economy of the Welfare State is “the first comprehensive and systematic effort to advance our knowledge of Latin American welfare systems,” according to Barbara Zarate of the University of Oxford.   Open access to the review.  And Riccardo Mussari of University of Siena reviews Public Management Reform and Modernization by Edoardo Ongaro.  Ongaro’s book “fills a significant gap” by assessing management reforms in the Napoleonic countries of of central and southern Europe.   Open access to the review.

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March 25, 2011 at 12:05 pm

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.

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January 1, 2011 at 7:47 am

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