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.

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