The book review website Public Books features GovInn director Lorenzo Fioramonti's "Gross Domestic Problem" in its article on GDP "Our mis-leading indicators".
"GDP became the yardstick for measuring progress and still often serves as a proxy for overall national well-being. Policymakers think of n
On 4 September 2014 GovInn director Lorenzo Fioramonti presented his latest book "How numbers rule the world" at the Free University in Berlin. The lecture was organised by The Berlin Forum On Global Politics
"Framing Environmental Problems: Problem Entrepreneurs and the Issue of Water Pollution from Agriculture in Brittany, 1970–2005" by GovInn researcher Magalie Bourblanc was included in the special selection that the Journal of Environmental Policy & Planning on the occasion of the The 9th Inter
The Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera features result from our LandMatrix land monitoring project to describe the struggle of Senegalese women against land-grabbing multinationals. Read the full article here [Italian]
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THE Corporate Governance Index 2014, which GovInn released last week in partnership with the Institute of Internal Auditors of SA, provides a worrying snapshot of the state of business performance in SA.
The index finds that the leadership skills, accountability and overall conduct of public and pr
South Africa is on an economic roller coaster. After the five-month strike in the platinum mines and turmoil in the metal sector, our country is still grappling with a credit downgrade and gloomy forecasts for economic growth.
Pundits warn that if the gross domestic product (GDP) does
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?
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:
NEW ECONOMY: Alternative development approaches and new metrics of economic performance and well-being
American author and de-growth activist Charles Eisenstein visited GovInn in August 2014. Eisenstein is known worldwide for his original writing and his criticism of the monetary system and of the patenting of seeds.
What is governance?
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
In June 2014 GovInn director Lorenzo Fioramonti was awarded the UNU-UNESCO Chair of Regional Integration, Migration and Free Movement of People. Learn all about the activity of the Chair by clicking on the 'Regions without Borders' image above.
The Land Matrix is a global and independent land monitoring initiative. Our goal is to facilitate an open development community of citizens, researchers, policy-makers and technology specialists to promote transparency and accountability in decisions over land and investment.