The Future of Government: Reimagining Government for Good

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the need to deliver climate change commitments, and the rise in conflicts have amplified the need for a more effective government from the central to the local level.

The Future of Government report and supporting website is a guide for governments and non-governmental actors to reimagine the role of the State in formulating policy, providing regulation, and delivering services for development outcomes. The report includes a call to action for those working in government and those seeking to influence government for the better, to start building coalitions for change, now.

SHARE THIS: Watch the replay of the launch of the #FutureofGovernment report to learn more about how governments and other stakeholders can start discussing how to create a government of the future. 

 

Tracking government debt is hard. Banishing secrecy clauses would make it far easier.

With a few taps on a smartphone, I can check the weather, send messages to friendsMarcello_GIF_700kbps around the world, review my bank account, or even order food. But even in our hyper-connected, data-driven world, it’s exceedingly difficult to pin down government debt – even for researchers with advanced skills and access to big databases. And that’s not for lack of trying.

“Hidden debt” crops up far too frequently and often during or just before a crisis, creating a nasty surprise.  Such was the case in 2016, when the revelation of previously undisclosed debt derailed Mozambique’s development agenda, tainted its reputation as a growth and investment star, and sent its financial sector into crisis. More recently, Chad and Zambia’s debt restructuring negotiations were delayed when their respective debt offices couldn’t produce current and complete records of what was owed (and to whom).

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eC2: GT-Strengthening Government HR Management Capacity and Systems

Deadline: 19-Dec-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

Objective: The Firm is expected to review the implementation arrangements developed by the GoG and finalize preparations for the implementation of the Census as follows: Review and improve, where necessary, the Census methodology. Review the specifications for the Census instruments and Census framework. Review and develop data collection and verification instrument(s). Review and update data collection guidelines for administration. Develop a relevant database and data collection interface. Document the data collection process flow. Develop the required data collection procedures and guidelines; and provide adequate copies for surveyors and stakeholders. Develop the project plan which includes data collection schedule and logistical arrangements.

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