Building State Capability: Evidence, Analysis, Action by Matt Andrews*, Lant Pritchett and Michael Woolcock looks at capability shortfalls that currently exist in many countries, analyses this evidence and identifies capability traps that hold many governments back—particularly related to isomorphic mimicry and premature load-bearing.
*Matt Andrews is Associate Professor of Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School and teaches a core module on GSDPP's Master of Philosophy in Development Policy and Practice programme.
Report on the Proposed Recommendations for the Institutional Reform of the African Union by H.E. Paul Kagame
As an outcome of the successful adoption of the Kigali Decision on Financing the African Union, the 27th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State determined that there was an urgent need to accelerate the ongoing reform of the African Union, and decided to entrust the task of preparing a report on the proposed way forward to President Paul Kagame of Rwanda.
To this end, President Kagame appointed a pan-African advisory team to assist with the review, with whom he held a series of consultative meetings to identify the African Union’s strengths and shortcomings, and consider proposals for reform.
The GSDPP will welcome a new wave of emerging leaders from all over Africa into the MPhil in Development Policy and Practice programme and the Building Bridges Young Leaders Programme this February.