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Global Wellbeing Lab in Bhutan

GovInn's director, Prof. Fioramonti, participated in a meeting of the Global Wellbeing Lab that took place in Bhutan from 8 to 17 May, 2015. As part of the programme, he met with the directors of the Gross National Happiness Centre, local civil society groups and political leaders. In this picture,

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Water shortages about to put load-shedding in the dark - Business Day 05.05.2015

This week on Business Day, South Africa’s leading business newspaper, GovInn director Lorenzo Fioramonti discusses the upcoming crisis that South Africa needs to address now: water shortage. "WHILE load-shedding continues, there is an even more worrying prospect ahead: water-shedding. Like the en

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GovInn Week 2015: the programme

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Gross Domestic Problem wins UP Book of the Year Award

On 24 April the book Gross Domestic Problem: The Politics Behind the World's Most Powerful Number by GovInn director Lorenzo Fioramonti received the UP Book of the Year Award at the annual ceremony of the University of Pretoria. The award was conferred by the university's Vice Chancellor and Princip

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New development: Regulatory impact assessment in developing countries—tales from the road to good governance

Camilla Adelle has written an article with Donald Macrae, Andreja Marusic & Faisal Naru for Public Money and Management (Volume 35, Issue 3, 2015) Title: "New development: Regulatory impact assessment in developing countries—tales from the road to good governance" Abstract: This article s

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Regionalising African civil societies: Lessons, opportunities and constraints Workshop in Uppsala, Sweden

The workshop, held in Uppsala in October 2014, gathered participants from African NGOs and researchers working on regionalisation and civil society issues. This provided a unique opportunity to engage in conversations about research and practice. During the two days, we moved from an initial emphasi

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GOVERNANCE AND DEVELOPMENT: NEW CONCEPTS, NEW MEASUREMENTS AND NEW PRACTICES


How can governance evolve and innovate?

Can current crises become opportunities to re-think our social, political and economic governance?

Man pushing planet

The Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation (GovInn) is the first research institution in Africa dedicated entirely to governance innovation.

It focuses not only on cutting-edge research, but it is also an ‘innovation laboratory’ capable of generating new thinking about governance and development as well as attract innovators from all over the world.
In short, GovInn is an intellectual ‘inn’ for innovation in the 21st century.

At GovInn we focus on:

 


MULTIMEDIA

VIDEO: The financialisation of food and agriculture

GovInn Co-Director Ward Anseeuw, speaking at the BRICS Initiative for Critical Agrarian Studies Symposium describes the increasing financialisation of food and agriculture, and the impact this has on land and food availability.  

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Gross Domestic Problem on Italian TV

Lorenzo Fioramonti, GovInn director, interviewed by Sky TV in Italy on his film Gross Domestic Fraud (Presi per il PIL), which won the 2015 edition of the French film Festival de Recherche et Development Durable in Toulouse

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Beyond GDP documentary wins the Jury Prize at FReDD film festival

"Presi per il PIL", a documentary by Stefano Cavallotto, Andrea Bertaglio and Lorenzo Fioramonti won the Jury Prize at the FReDD Film festival in Toulouse, France. The FReDD (Film, Recherche et Developpement Durable) selects the most interesting productions on sustainable development. "Presi per il

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Measuring the Enabling Environment of Civil Society: A Global Capability Index

Measuring the Enabling Environment of Civil Society: A Global Capability Index VOLUNTAS: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations April 2015, Volume 26, Issue 2, pp 466-487 Lorenzo Fioramonti, Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation, Department of Political Sciences, U

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Channel Africa SABC

Towards an African passport?

From Channel Africa, SABC At the just ended 24th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union (AU Summit) held on 30-31 January 2015 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, under the theme: “Year of Women Empowerment and Development towards Africa’s Agenda 2063”, the Executive Council of AU delib

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AUDIO: Lorenzo Fioramonti on Capital in the Twenty-First Century

Loane Sharp (Economist at the Free Market Foundation) and GovInn Director Lorenzo Fioramonti discuss their divergent views on Thomas Piketty's highly influential Capital in the Twenty-First Century on 702 Talk Radio. Listen to the full conversation (broadcast on 15 december 2015) below:

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What is governance innovation?
The term 'governance' indicates the complexity of decision-making processes in contemporary political and economic affairs. As opposed to the more traditional 'government', the idea of governance presupposes a fragmentation and diffusion of authority. Due to economic, social and cultural dynamics, no government nowadays can simply govern 'alone'. It is bound to share 'bits and pieces' of authority with other entities, from non-governmental organizations to regional institutions and private corporations. READ MORE


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