Ensuring Good Governance and Effective Institutions: Can We Afford to Ignore Capacity Issues?

Southern Voice

  • 14 August, 2014
  • Subrat Das

The paper explores the significance of capacity of governance with reference to the experience of public policies and their implementation in India over the past decade. The author notes that the issue of governance capacity in a country is linked to the ability and willingness of the government to make long-term public expenditure commitments, which in turn is linked to resource mobilisation policies of the country. The paper suggests that the post-2015 development framework could incorporate policy directions to encourage developing countries to pursue fiscal policies that would create enabling environments for good governance and effective institutions.