Across the region, there are growing demands for transparency and accountability from their citizens. When institutions fail to meet growing citizen expectations and deliver quality public services, the result is lower trust.
To understand the success factors that could shape the future of ECA’s governance agenda, the World Bank joined forces with the region’s governments and leading development partners—the United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID), the European Commission, Support for Improvement in Governance and Management (SIGMA), a joint initiative of the OECD and the European Union), UN Women, and the Asian Development Bank — to organize ECA’s first Regional Governance Conference from June 11-12, 2019.
After gathering feedback from more than 500 participants from government, international development partners, academia, the private sector, and civil society, our team identified six priority areas for reform.
These areas are: