These pages allow you to explore the key governance capabilities identified by the UK's Department for International Development (DFID) as being key to poverty reduction. These themes are explored within DFID's Governance Target Strategy Paper, 'Making Government Work for Poor People' (2001). A series of leading complimentary and topical cross-cutting guides have also been developed. To view the full range of themes explored within these pages, click here.
Key texts and resources for each of the governance themes have been identified by leading experts in each area. For advice on accessing the recommended documents, click here. Links to recommended websites and organisations are also provided.
Some of the language used within these pages draws on DFID terminology. To help understand these terms, please see our glossary page.