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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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Rebooting Democracy on Foreign Policy 16.03.2015

This week on Foreign Policy  Lorenzo Fioramonti, John Boik and Gary Milante discuss why our current democratic systems may be failing us and what democracy can look like in the near future: "If forms of government can be likened to operating systems, current variants of democracy are a bit like e

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Rediscussing rural change in Sub-Saharan Africa, with Bruno Losch - Rethinking development seminar

Rural diversification in sub-Saharan Africa has been one of the most debated issues over the last 15 years. On 18 March 2015 at the University of Pretoria, Dr Bruno Losch, Political Economist and lead Researcher at CIRAD, will discuss the survey results provided by the World Bank led program RuralSt

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Front row (Left to right): Bettina Wolfgramm (CDE, University of Bern), Eve Fouilleux (CIRAD), Camilla

Adelle (UP/GovInn), Sandra Eckert (CDE, University of Bern), Sara Mercandalli (CIRAD). 

Back row (left to right): Sheryl Hendriks (UP/IFNuW), John Annandale Markus Giger (CDE, University 

of Bern), Ward Anseeuw (CIRAD/GovInn), Magalie Bourblanc (CIRAD), Perrine Burnod (CIRAD), 

Michael van der Laan (UP/Plant Sciences). 

Missing form photo: Lorenzo Fioramonti (UP/GovInn) and Johann Kirsten (UP/Agricultural 

Economics, Extension and Rural Development) and local African partners.

AFGROLAND

Global Agro-Food-Energy System Changes, Land Use Patterns, Production Models, Natural Resource Management, Food Security through Production and Employment, National/Global Governance (AFGROLAND) Changes to the global agro-food-energy system (e.g. changing consumption patterns in the North, Europ

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Land Matrix on ARTE (28.02.15)

On 28 February 2015 at 6.30pm (Pretoria time) the Franco-German TV station ARTE will broadcast the documentary,"Terres arables : un marché pas comme les autres" (Arable lands: a market like no other) featuring the data and the work of Land Matrix. The documentary, avaiable in French and German,

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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 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

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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VIDEO Rising economic inequality casts a shadow on the WEF -SABC

Rising economic inequality continues to cast a shadow over the World Economic Forum, says GovInn director Lorenzo Fioramonti in a live interview on SABC news (22 January 2015). Oxfam set the tone earlier this week in a report timed to the start of the Davos conference: it estimated that the combine

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“Creating a More Egalitarian Society: introduction to the LEDDA partnership

“Creating a More Egalitarian Society”, by John Boik:  an introduction to the LEDDA framework and the LEDDA Partnership. Houston, 7.12.14

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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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