Good governance – a prerequisite for development
Governance describes the manner in which decisions are taken in a state, how a political framework is formulated and how it is implemented. Good governance is transparent, effective and accountable. It involves the whole population and considers the opinions and needs of minorities and disadvantaged groups.
In a development context, such an environment includes democracy, political participation and responsiveness to people’s needs, rule of law, respect for and protection and guaranteeing of all human rights, a functioning system of public finance and corruption-free conditions.
Supporting good governance for sustainable development
Here you can find an overview of all BMZ information on human rights.
A requirement for development
The BMZ supports regional and local self-administration so that political decisions can be taken in close consultation with citizens and their needs.
The BMZ supports participation as an essential element of good governance, democracy and institutional development.
Rule of law
A fundamental element of good governance
Corruption prevents development and contributes to ongoing poverty. Tackling corruption is an important goal of German development cooperation.
An increasing availability of informatin and communication technologies in developing and emerging countries opens up new avenues for governance.
Freedom of opinion
Freedom of opinion as well as the unobstructed access to information are the pillars of a functioning democracy and essential for sustainable development.
Good financial governance
This term stands for transparent and efficient public financial systems. They are a prerequisite for poverty reduction and sustainable development.
Fragile states are defined as states where the government is no longer willing or able to maintain essential state services, such as security, rule of law and basic social security.
The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) is to increase the transparency of cash flows associated with the extraction of oil, gas and other natural resources.