Innovations in Governance and Public Administration

Innovations in Governance and Public Administration

This publication sheds light on the many challenges and opportunities of innovations in governance as a developmental tool. What is innovation in governance? Why should governments innovate? What helps and hampers innovation? What makes innovation in governance transferable? What capacities are needed at the national and local levels to adapt and use innovations? What steps would governments need to take to adapt innovations and successful practices? This publication aims to answer these questions. It provides key ideas and useful tools to transfer and adapt successful practices and innovations in governance and public administration. The authors believe that international development efforts can benefit significantly from knowledge sharing, particularly in the case of innovations. By providing governments with a menu of innovations to solve economic and social problems effectively and with tools to adapt to their own context, the international community can play a critical role in promoting good governance. Although innovations in government are often circumscribed in scope, they have the potential to trigger a larger process of transformation of the State and lead to the creation of new democratic spaces.

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New York: United Nations, 2006; 210 S.
Jahr: 
2006
Bestellnummer: 
A 404 271