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Shaping policy for development

An overview of Lagoro IDP camp in Kitgum District, northern Uganda, 20 May 2007. Manoocher Deghati/IRIN
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Leni Wild
Leni Wild

Leni Wild

Research Fellow, Politics and Governance

Leni Wild has a particular interest in governance and service delivery; aid, accountability and democracy promotion; and support to fragile states and post-conflict countries. This is underpinned by strong skills in political economy analysis and knowledge of aid effectiveness. She has conducted fieldwork in Eastern Africa (Kenya, Malawi, Uganda, South Sudan) and parts of Asia (China, Nepal).

She was previously a Research Fellow in the international team at the Institute for Public Policy Research (ippr) and Research Officer at Education Action, an NGO working in post-conflict countries, where she managed programmes in Northern Uganda, Sierra Leone and Gaza.

Leni Wild

Information alone is not enough: it’s all about who uses it, and why

Opinion - Articles and blogs - 25 March 2014
'Information was at the heart of the World Development Report 2004, which emphasised its role in ensuring better performance from service providers and greater accountability between politicians and voters, whether via citizen report cards, public-expenditure tracking surveys, data on the presence or absence of service providers, and so on. But what can we do to unlock its power?'

The Chronic Poverty Report 2014-2015: The road to zero extreme poverty

Publication - Research reports and studies - 7 March 2014
Andrew Shepherd, Lucy Scott, Chiara Mariotti, Flora Kessy, Raghav Gaiha, Lucia da Corta, Katharina Hanifnia, Nidhi Kaicker, Amanda Lenhardt, Charles Lwanga-Ntale, Binayak Sen, Bandita Sijapati, Tim Strawson, Ganesh Thapa, Helen Underhill, Leni Wild
Progress at reducing extreme poverty is likely to be much slower over the next two decades, concludes the Third Chronic Poverty Report, unless tougher action is taken to prevent set-backs and sustain progress.
Access to Water and Sanitation in Developing Countries, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Access to Water and Sanitation in Developing Countries, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Contaminated water in Karial slum, one of the urban slums of Dhaka
License: Creative Commons
Credit: UN Photo/Kibae Park
Source: United Nations

Making services work for poor people: the science and politics of delivery

Event - Conference - 28 February - 1 March 2014
​The 2004 World Development Report (WDR), Making Services Work for Poor People, is recognised as ground-breaking in its appraisal of accountability relationships and performance for service delivery. Ten years on, what have we learnt about the science and politics of service delivery – and what are the emerging issues that will shape future priorities?

Governance targets and indicators for post 2015: an initial assessment

Publication - Research reports and studies - 21 January 2014
The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are recognised as having significantly shaped the global policy debate and resource allocations for development cooperation, through raising the profile of key aspects of development. A defining feature of the goals has been that they provide clear, concrete and measurable objectives, with a range of targets and indicators for areas like health, education and poverty reduction. Overall, however, the silence of the MDGs on governance has been seen as a weakness that should be corrected in a future set of goals.


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