Good Governance

Good governance underlies any successful programme, organisation or policy. Especially in public policy, it is required to safeguard accountability and transparency and to improve performance. Governance touches on a number of areas of policy making, ranging from strategy development, to fiduciary care and performance management.

RAND Europe has extensive experience examining how best to encourage good governance.

Featured Research

  • European union flag against parliament in Brussels

    Democracy & Rule of Law Programmes Offer Value for Money

    An analytical study of EU programmes to support democracy, the rule of law and respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms found that they had clear objectives and offered value for money that the European Commission invests.

Selected Research

  • Syrian refugee children

    Next Steps for UNICEF's Emergency Education Response Programme in Jordan

    29 Sep 2016

    An evaluation recommends that UN agencies, donors, partners, and the Jordanian government develop and implement a strategy to manage the influx and education of child refugees. Jordanian and refugee children both will benefit from expanding the Jordanian education system's safety, quality and performance.

  • Mototransport (bicycle cars) in New Delhi, India

    Exploring the Future of Driving in Developing Countries

    15 Oct 2015

    The level of automobility, or travel in personal vehicles, varies among countries. By determining the factors besides economic development that have affected automobility in developed countries, researchers can predict how automobility might evolve in developing countries such as Brazil, Russia, India, and China.

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    Developing a Research Impact and Performance Management System for Oman

    11 Aug 2015

    Researchers designed a system through which The Research Council of Oman can measure the performance and impact of its funded research today and in the future. The team also collected data to set a baseline for a subset of the performance and impact indicators developed for the system.

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    Mid-Term Review of the Strategic Impact Evaluation Fund (SIEF)

    10 Jul 2015

    At the request of the Department for International Development, researchers conducted a mid-term review of SIEF and drafted recommendations to support the future development of SIEF and to help ensure that SIEF can generate an impact in the future.

  • How Effective Are Provider Incentives in the Health and Social Protection Arena?

    05 Apr 2012

    The World Bank is interested in the linkages between governance, service delivery and human development outcomes. The Human Development Chief Economist's Office has asked RAND Europe to determine if OECD countries have been effective at using provider incentives in health and social protection policy areas, as their experiences may be able to inform programmes used in developing countries.

  • Advancing the State of the Art in Monitoring and Evaluation of Stabilisation Interventions

    06 Apr 2011

    Unstable and violent political environments often give rise to a range of complex problems for peaceful development. An examination of best practices in the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of stabilisation efforts points to the importance of an integrated approach that allows monitors to retain flexibility and adapt indicators when necessary. It also highlights the role that theories of change and contribution stories can play in helping M&E interventions be more effective.

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    Toolkit Helps Assess Efforts to Tackle Error, Fraud and Corruption

    20 Apr 2010

    To aid government officials who seek to improve the control of error, fraud and corruption (EF&C) in their social protection programmes, and World Bank staff assessing EF&C control in client countries, RAND Europe developed a toolkit to assess interventions. The toolkit is based on recent Bank missions in Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan and Bangladesh and builds on a previous RAND Europe report for the UK National Audit Office (NAO) on fraud and error controls in the social security systems of eight OECD countries.

  • Assessing the Impact of Intellectual Property Rights in Developing Countries

    03 Mar 2010

    Should intellectual property regimes in developing countries be strengthened and harmonised across the globe? An examination of literature and research concerning the role of intellectual property policies in the development of poor and industrialising countries considers economic and social development along five key dimensions to reveal that a country's intellectual property regime is systematically related to its broader state of development.