Ghana's Independence Square. Photo by C.C. Chapman Creative Commons

IGC evidence paper - State effectiveness

Synthesis paper State Effectiveness and State

This evidence paper explores the key theme of state effectiveness. The central objective of this theme of research is building effective states to improve economic governance in developing countries and generate higher rates of inclusive growth.

The first pillar of this research agenda centres on escaping the fragility trap, building a functioning state, strengthening institutions, and making them more inclusive. The second encompasses what the state should do and the type of policies that are necessary to reduce poverty and make growth more inclusive. The third pillar relates to how the effectiveness and capacity of the state can be improved.