Discuss the concept of governance. Is fostering openness in the system a part of good governance.
In the last twenty years, the concepts of
“governance” and “good governance” have become
widely used in both the academic and donor
communities. These two traditions have dissimilar
conceptualisations. [ First, there is the academic
approach, which focuses mainly on the study of
the different ways in which power and authority
relations are structured in a given society. Second,
the donor community’s approach, which
puts emphasis on the role state structures play in
ensuring social, economic and policy equity and
accountability through open policy processes.
11Good governance is also based on the transpa-rency of the decision-making process, which
ensures that information is freely available and
accessible to those involved or affected by the
decisions taken. Transparency therefore means
free access to information. Last, but not least,
accountability and responsibility (of the insti-tutions, just as much as of the civil society) are
key requirements of good governance, with all
of the participants in the political and econo-mic processes being accountable for their deci-sions to each other. ]
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