Revue des Etudes Economiques Approfondies
Volume 4, Numéro 1, Pages 95-109

Does Good Governance Matter To Economic Development? Introduction To Adaptive Approaches To Economic Development

Authors : Yahiaoui Nour El Houda .


Contrary to popular beliefs that good governance is a necessary requirement for developing countries to foster economic development and reduce poverty; there is now little evidence and more doubts that developing countries’ success in implementing governance reforms leads to more rapid and inclusive economic development. This article aims to discuss good governance limitations in enhancing economic development in developing countries and then to analyze the adaptive approaches to development as a new tendency in the development trajectory. The study found that these approaches are gaining a big momentum, but still research looking carefully for sources of adaptability are still required.


good governance ; economic development ; developing countries ; adaptive approaches to development