chapter  1
Introduction
ByARNE BIGSTEN
Pages 6

The ability of countries to achieve sustainable development depends on social structures, institutions, organisations, policies, geography and available resources. The effectiveness of resource usage within a country depends on domestic governance organisations and politics, policy-making and policy implementation, as well as on influences and interests that transcend state boundaries. The chapters in this volume seek to improve our understanding of how the governance structures needed for development in developing countries are affected by external interventions.