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Why those promoting growth need to take politics seriously, and vice versa

Nicholas Waddell
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Oxfam

Nicholas Waddell, governance advisor at DFID, explores the links between governance and economic growth. He makes the case that the donor governance agenda could focus more on economic transformation; on how it links to political change; and on the practical implications for governance work. He writes: "This has little to do with ‘good governance’ prescriptions and everything to do with the context-specific political economy."