Governments are the most powerful tool for change but often fail exactly where they are most needed because of poor organization, lack of resources, and perverse political dynamics. Our faculty specialize in investigating what works to create and strengthen state capabilities in societies with weak states, with work on topics such as personnel policy in the public sector and the use of novel technologies in modern government.
One recent example:
Case Study Mexico: Do Higher Wages Attract Better Public Servants?
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