Missing pieces: an overview of the institutional puzzle
Article first published online: 21 NOV 2006
Copyright © 2006 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Public Administration and Development
Volume 26, Issue 5, pages 449–455, December 2006
How to Cite
orrnert, A. (2006), Missing pieces: an overview of the institutional puzzle. Public Admin. Dev., 26: 449–455. doi: 10.1002/pad.431
- Issue published online: 21 NOV 2006
- Article first published online: 21 NOV 2006
- institutional development;
- institutional change;
- capacity building;
- informal institutions
Institutional development has become a core component of international development programmes. Yet, institutional reforms have, to date, had a disappointing impact on poverty reduction in the South. The causality of the links between institutions and poverty reduction and how exactly the institutional environment and development outcomes affect each other is still unclear. A lack of analytical consensus has resulted in vague policy recommendations and a dearth of clear operational guidelines for international development practitioners. This article provides an overview of the main current institutional development debates and gaps in existing research, and identifies some key organisations working on institutional issues in the academic and practitioner spheres. Copyright © 2006 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.