The 2006 Trócaire Development Review discusses the connection between governance and poverty reduction. Particular topics under discussion include the complex issue of how to define governance, the role of decentralised control and its effects on governance, the interpretation of civil society within the governance agenda, efforts to increase women's participation in procedural democracy, the logging industry, intellectual property regimes, and an analysis of the definition of governance used within the Development Cooperation Ireland (DCI, renamed Irish Aid) policies and strategy. Finally, several recently-published key texts on development are reviewed.
About the Trócaire Development Review
The Review draws together policy analysis and research finding with a particular relevance to Ireland's evolving role in international development. Articles are on economic, social and political themes relating to poverty and injustice in the developing world.
The discourse of good governance in Development Cooperation Ireland: concepts and written policy by Morina O'Neill (pdf)
Real or illusory progress? Electoral quotas and women's political participation in Tanzania, Eritrea and Uganda by Ellis Ward (pdf)
Governance processes in negotiating intellectual property at the United Nations and World Trade Organisation (WTO) by Martin Watson (pdf)
Devolved natural resource management as a means of empowering the poor: rhetoric or reality? by Tom Campbell (pdf)