‘Getting development right’ is inherently a question of politics: of how a society is organised and governed, how its decisions are made, and how its institutions function. Over the past decade, political and economic governance has moved to the heart of international thinking on development. This includes strengthening institutions and the rule of law, promoting open, inclusive and accountable government, and supporting the representation of different constituents and groups within society. There is no one-size-fits-all to institutional development. Different pathways will suit different countries. Thus, capacity-building approaches need to be tailored to the context of each country, taking into account its historical evolution.

Agulhas has extensive experience in providing advice and analysis in support of institutional development. We specialise in national policy processes, monitoring systems and communication for development. We support programming in areas such as rule of law, anti-corruption, transparency and civil society development.

To know more about our expertise on political institutions and governance please contact us or click on the list of projects below.