Governance

High-quality public service delivery through institutional innovations

The provision of high-quality services is critical for enhancing the livelihoods of the poor and vulnerable. In addition to governments, a growing number of new actors and institutional innovations exist in the area of service delivery. As such, the Program’s research considers a broad range of innovations, including decentralized governance, public-private partnerships, and civil society service provision from non-governmental and non-profit organizations. In doing so, the Program aims to determine the conditions and sectors under which certain institutional arrangements are more feasible than others and when they are more likely to result in high-quality services relevant for enhancing agricultural productivity, increasing food security, and improving health and education outcomes.