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Blog Contributor Luke Waggoner

Luke Waggoner is a former senior democracy and governance specialist at Chemonics.

by Luke Waggoner

Guiding Principles for Integrating the Private Sector in Democracy and Governance

The intractable challenges associated with effective, sustainable, fully financed service delivery and community improvement require a more comprehensive approach to financing. Budget shortfalls, misused public funds, and the absence of innovative and responsive policies also erode trust in democratic systems in a world increasingly contending with nondemocratic movements. This blog post examines the merits of…

3 Lessons from Jordan on Using Asset and Liability Management to Encourage Local Economic Development

Introduction of key concepts and Jordanian context Municipalities own many assets that residents and businesses depend on for critical services. We all rely on drinking water which is treated and flows through municipal pipes to our homes. We depend on our trash being collected and disposed of in the municipal landfill, and the trucks that…

For Holistic Violence Prevention, Consider the Local Systems Framework

Community violence manifests in myriad forms, from gang violence to organized crime. The gamut of ways in which violence materializes implies a litany of societal cleavages, weak governance, and discordant agendas. Too often, efforts to prevent violence either diagnose the causes of violence too narrowly or fail to connect violence prevention on the individual level…