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7) Commitment, coordination, and cooperation are the three core functions of institutions that are needed to ensure that development policies yield the desired outcomes. Comment.(250 words)
Comment- here we have to express our knowledge and understanding of the issue and form an overall opinion thereupon.
Key demand of the question
The question wants us to express our opinion as to what extent commitment, coordination, and cooperation are the three core functions of institutions that are needed to ensure that rules and resources yield the desired outcomes. We have to form our opinion on the basis of a proper discussion elucidating our arguments.
Structure of the answer
Introduction- write a few lines about how even good policies and solutions fail to intend their desired objectives and even best-practices don’t work well in other places or situations. Bring out the complexity of the problems of the society and governance and the need to realize the maximum out of our resources and efforts.
Discuss the importance of commitment, coordination, and cooperation as the three core functions of institutions that are needed to ensure that development policies yield the desired outcomes. E.g
Commitment- Commitment enables actors to rely on the credibility of policies so they can calibrate their behavior accordingly. Circumstances change, policy objectives may extend beyond the political cycle, and resources may fail to match, changing the incentives to implement previously chosen policies. In line with the economic theory of incomplete contracts, policies require commitment devices to ensure their credibility. Commitment can be achieved by establishing institutional arrangements that provide sufficient incentives for all stake-holders etc.
Coordination- Credible commitment alone, however, is not sufficient; coordination is also needed. Briefly discuss the problem of lack of coordination between various ministries and departments in India.
Cooperation- Cooperation- policy effectiveness to achieve equitable development requires cooperation, particularly citizens’ willingness to contribute to public goods and not free-ride on others. Cooperation is enhanced by commitment because credible and consistent enforcement of laws is also needed to expand opportunities and level the playing field etc.
Conclusion- Based on your discussion, form a fair and a balanced conclusion on the given issue.