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Looking Like a State: Techniques of Persistent Failure in State Capability for Implementation

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  • Pritchett, Lant
  • Woolcock, Michael
  • Andrews, Matt

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In many nations today the state has little capability to carry out even basic functions like security, policing, regulation or core service delivery. Enhancing this capability, especially in fragile states, is a long-term task. Countries like Haiti or Lib

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Paper provided by World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER) in its series Working Paper Series with number UNU-WIDER Research Paper WP2012/63.

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Date of creation: 2012
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Handle: RePEc:unu:wpaper:wp2012-63

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Keywords: organizations; capability; isomorphic mimicry; expectations;

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  1. Matt Andrews, 2008. "The Good Governance Agenda: Beyond Indicators without Theory," Oxford Development Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 36(4), pages 379-407.
  2. Nancy Birdsall & Ayah Mahgoub & William D. Savedoff, 2010. "Cash on Delivery: A New Approach to Foreign Aid," Working Papers id:3308, eSocialSciences.
  3. World Bank, 2011. "World Development Report 2011," World Bank Publications, The World Bank, number 4389, August.
  4. Andrews, Matt & Pritchett, Lant & Woolcock, Michael, 2013. "Escaping Capability Traps Through Problem Driven Iterative Adaptation (PDIA)," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 51(C), pages 234-244.
  5. Pritchett, Lant & Andrews, Matthew R. & Woolcock, Michael J., 2012. "Escaping Capability Traps through Problem-Driven Iterative Adaptation (PDIA)," Scholarly Articles 9403175, Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
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  1. Involving local non-state capacity to improve service delivery: it can be more difficult than it appears
    by Jed Friedman in Development Impact on 2014-06-26 16:20:18
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  1. Lant Pritchett & Matt Andrews & Michael Woolcock, 2012. "Escaping Capability Traps through Problem-Driven Iterative Adaptation (PDIA)," Working Papers 299, Center for Global Development.
  2. David Hulme & Antonio Savoia & Kunal Sen, 2014. "Governance as a global development goal? Setting, measuring and monitoring the Post-2015 Development Agenda," Brooks World Poverty Institute Working Paper Series esid-032-14, BWPI, The University of Manchester.
  3. Pritchett, Lant & Samji, Salimah & Hammer, Jeffrey, 2012. "It.s All About MeE: Using Structured Experiential Learning (.e.) to Crawl the Design Space," Working Paper Series UNU-WIDER Research Paper , World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER).
  4. Andrews, Matt, 2013. "Explaining positive deviance in public sector reforms in development," Working Paper Series UNU-WIDER Research Paper , World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER).
  5. François Bourguignon & Jean-Philippe Platteau, 2013. "Optimal Discipline in Donor-Recipient Relationships -Reframing the Aid Effectiveness Debate," PSE Working Papers halshs-00960570, HAL.
  6. Das, Ashis & Friedman, Jed & Kandpal, Eeshani, 2014. "Does involvement of local NGOs enhance public service delivery ? cautionary evidence from a Malaria-prevention evaluation in India," Policy Research Working Paper Series 6931, The World Bank.
  7. Lant Pritchett, Justin Sandefur, 2013. "Context Matters for Size: Why External Validity Claims and Development Practice Don't Mix-Working Paper 336," Working Papers 336, Center for Global Development.
  8. Woolcock, Michael, 2013. "Using case studies to explore the external validity of .complex. development interventions," Working Paper Series UNU-WIDER Research Paper , World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER).
  9. Andrews, Matt, 2013. "Who really leads development?," Working Paper Series UNU-WIDER Research Paper , World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER).

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