Published 07.09.23

While there is little disagreement that effective public administration is central to economic development, the debate around identifying the building blocks of an effective and competent bureaucracy continues. As a result there is a growing appetite for opening the black box of bureaucracies and understanding the formation, governing rules and continued transformation of effective bureaucracies.

This VoxDevLit explores this issue, taking stock of how far we understand the building blocks needed to strengthen the administrative capacity of the state.

Presentation of key takeaways

For our launch event, Guo Xu joined us to present the key takeaways from this VoxDevLit, highlighting policy relevant results from recent economic research on bureaucracy.