The Governance Report 2013

ISBN : 9780199674428

The Hertie School of Governance
176 Pages
170 x 233 mm
Pub date
Feb 2013
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This Report is about the state of governance. Few would doubt that the conditions of governance have changed - and continue to change - as the early 21st century seems to enter a period of profound uncertainty. Yet, at the same time, the world seems alive with a cacophony of approaches - old and new - on how to improve governance and, ultimately, policy outcomes. This Report - the first in a series of annual editions produced by the Hertie School of Governance - seeks to address the implications of the current state of the world in terms of "good governance", that is, the effective, efficient, and reliable set of legitimate institutions and actors dedicated to dealing with matters of public concern, be it in the field of financial markets, health care, security, or migration, and across local, national, and international levels. Following an introduction that offers a framework of basic concepts and models, The Governance Report 2013 then goes on to explore a number of global challenges and the reasons behind seemingly lacklustre responses and highlight the need for responsible sovereignty; examine in depth the challenges of financial and fiscal governance with a focus on the trade-offs and ways to address them; analyse key governance innovations and their potential for success; and assess existing indicators of governance, while proposing a new framework for collecting, interpreting, and applying governance-related information. The findings lead to a set of concrete proposals on the way ahead.


1. Governance: What are the Issues?
2. Meeting Global Challenges: Assessing Governance Readiness
3. Governance Challenge in Focus: Financial and Fiscal Governance
4. Governance Innovations
5. Introducing a New Generation of Governance Indicators
6. Policy Recommendations

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Hertie School of Governance is an international teaching and research centre of excellence in Berlin, Germany that prepares students for leadership positions in government, business, and civil society. An internationally-recruited faculty, interdisciplinary in outlook, research, and teaching, offers analytically-challenging and practice-oriented courses on governance, policy analysis, management, and leadership and helps students grow intellectually in a professional, research-intensive environment, characterised by public debate and engagement. The School was founded in 2003 as a project of the Hertie Foundation, which remains its major partner.

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