Mapping progress: evidence for a new development outlook
Overseas Development Institute, 2011
Available online at: http://bit.ly/lLDdgh
The report summarises evidence of progress and how it was achieved in 24 developing countries. The cases, or 'stories,' showcase progress across a range of sectors, representing broad dimensions of wellbeing. They were selected from an initial long list of more than 100 progress cases. Criteria for selection included the scale of achievement, how widely benefits were shared, how sustainable the results were and how difficult the context was. The stories focus on progress rather than success, in recognition of development as a journey. Particular attention is given to countries that have emerged from a low base and may not be considered 'successes' in a conventional sense, as well as those that have not yet achieved wide recognition and may be surprising to some audiences…”
Drivers of Progress
Smart Leadership: Leaders at all levels of society can use their position of power and influence to enable and accelerate progress when they are working within and supported by a conducive institutional environment.
Smart Policies: At the heart of most progress stories lies a turnaround in government policies, particularly in relation to managing the economy, providing critical public services and protecting the vulnerable and the environment.
Smart Institutions: Experiences in many developing countries have demonstrated that the quality and capacity of domestic institutions have marked impacts on development trajectories.
Smart Friends: Relationships between donors and developing countries have changed dramatically in recent years. In the process, genuine partnerships have emerged between national governments and donors.
The many faces of progress
What has driven progress?
The way forward
Introduction: the search for progress
Progress as improvements in wellbeing
The stories of progress
Drivers of progress
Chapter 1: Reformers, nation builders and innovators – leadership as a catalyst
Effective and catalytic leadership
Ingredients for effective leadership
Chapter 2: Policies that work
Smart policies for progress
When are policies most effective?
Chapter 3: Building institutions for progress
The many faces of institutional change
What aspects of institutions have facilitated progress?
Chapter 4: International partners in progress
Support on many fronts
Developing true partnerships
Chapter 5: Challenges moving forward
Bridging the gap
Strengthening the foundations
Adapting to new realities
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