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The Governance Gap: Why Does Half the World Distrust Government and What Can We Do About It?

October 06, 2016

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The 2016 Edelman Trust Barometer shows that more than half of the global population expresses distrust in government institutions. A World Bank survey with opinion leaders in client countries show that bridging governance gap has risen to the top of countries’ policy priorities! Join cutting-edge thinkers in this field to unpack the notion of “effective governance” and to clarify some of the drivers necessary to improve governance and meet the development challenges of the 21 century. Share your thoughts and questions on social media using #goodgov.


Professor of Political Economy at Duke University

Chair, Cities Alliance; Former Secretary of State for International Development, UK

Research and Policy Director, International Growth Centre, London School of Economics

Executive Director of Oxfam International

Cabinet Secretary, National Treasury, Kenya

Interim Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer and Vice-President, Operations, World Bank Group