The DAC Network on Governance (GovNet) brings together governance practitioners and experts to explore and promote more effective governance in developing countries.
Since its creation in 1995, the DAC Network on Governance (GovNet) has provided members with a forum to exchange experiences and lessons, identify and disseminate what has worked where and why, and develop policy, analytical tools and operational approaches. GovNet has served as an incubator for cutting-edge processes such as the DAC work on fragile states, political economy analysis, accountability and democratic governance and work on anti-corruption. GovNet is a subsidiary body of the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC).
GovNet is open to experts and practitioners from development co-operation agencies from DAC countries and multilateral agencies. A variety of think tanks, NGOs, research centres and experts also join the network discussions.
The network focuses on two main work areas:
GovNet products offer guidance and promote behavioural change for development co-operation practitioners, but GovNet seeks also to nurture and enrich debates in other fora such as the Effective Institutions Platform by bringing evidence and ideas emanating from its work.