That’s (not) My Job? Questioning Incentives, Institutions and Innovations

There are several policy lessons offered by the Communitisation Initiative in Nagaland, an ongoing experiment in co-governance in which the government and the community work as partners to share development activities and responsibilities.  As the initiative completes a decade of implementation this year, we review the performance of the programme against its own stated goals of working towards the three Ts, namely trust, train and transfer. Here, we explore its potential for forging multi-actor interactions, creative ways of power sharing as well as institutional learning and adaptation to produce socially inclusive development outcomes. This policy note concludes by identifying five possible policy pathways to raise the accountability bar and create opportunity structures for adaptive governance.SIID Policy Options- No.3, September 2012