Experience: A Tool for Good Governance

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Improving governance should involve giving more people a greater say in the decisions that govern their lives. Some of the aspect of the experience of governance includes: It should be participatory, consensus-based, accountable, transparent, responsive, effective and efficient, equitable, inclusive and follow the rule of law.

Good governance adds a normative or evaluative attribute to the process of governing. From a human rights perspective it is primarily to  the process whereby public institutions conduct public affairs, manage public resources and guarantee the realisation of human rights.

It may span the following aspect of good experience for governance: full respect of human rights, the rule of law, effective participation, multi-actor partnerships, political pluralism, transparent and accountable processes and institutions, an efficient and effective public sector, legitimacy, access to knowledge, information and education, political empowerment of people, equity, sustainability, and attitudes and values that foster responsibility, solidarity and tolerance.

Current tools on good governance includes; Transversal tools to support democratic governance reforms, democratic participation, human resources and leadership, teleworking in public administration, institutional capacity and quality public services, local finance, territorial and cross-border cooperation.

– Matthew Samuel (Tino) wrote from Abuja.


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