Modernizing The State: Next Generation Reforms to Strengthen the Capacity to Govern

Dec 2003
This presentation was commissioned by the Public Management and Transparency Network of the Regional Policy Dialogue for the IV Hemispheric Meeting celebrated on December 11th and 12th, 2003. The Logic of Modernization. A State that does not perform well and is not accountable, cannot sustain social and economic improvement and cannot productively use development assistance. But Does Modernization Work? Most developing countries still have high corruptions scores. Most developing countries also rank low on governance indicators. The scores and rankings do not appear to have improved in countries that have had successful modernization projects