Fix the broken feedback loop: talk to people who are supposed to be benefitting
Citizen Report Cards Work Randomised control trial of community-based monitoring of public primary health care providers in Uganda Citizen report cards reduced child mortality by 33 per cent The study documents large increases in utilisation and improved health outcomes Cost per child death averted was $300, well below the average of $887 for 23 other interventions. Björkman, M and Svensson, J. (2009) 'Power to the People: Evidence from a Randomized Field Experiment on Community Based Monitoring in Uganda, The Quarterly Journal of Economics, Vol 124: 2, pp 735–69
Blueprints are out We know the good ingredients
We need co-construction of knowledge for easier use of global best practice more diverse global knowledge pool better imagining of what issue by issue global governance looks like We need diagnostics that combine Political Technical Capacity considerations Which meal to cook? Who cooks? How do they choose the best ingredients? How can they influence which ingredients are stocked?
Conclusions: 21 st century global development What: Get serious about wellbeing Who: Listen to those who have something important to say, not those who are most convenient or easiest to understand How: Find your own way + Blending knowledge to imagine new global governance Why: From charity to obligation, from self to common interest