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Thanks, Shalini, for the comment. Your characterization of institutions as structure versus governance as process is interesting and useful. I do think they are overlapping sets to some degree, in the sense that the sorts of things one associates with a healthy governance system also (usually) characterize strong institutions. And the people (at least the economists) who work on governance tend to be those who see the world through the lens of institutions, as a glance at the bios of the contributors to this Governance for Development blog will attest. So while the two terms may have different connotations, I think they sometimes end up being used in similar ways. Or maybe I am just projecting my own thinking onto others: the study I mentioned in the blog, Vietnam Development Report 2010, covers a lot of the territory of governance but the title is ... Modern Institutions!