Governance Workshop I London I UK I 2009
Good governance is about improving the ability of different organisations to collaborate, communicate and co-ordinate better to achieve certain goals. The term governance is often confused with improving the ability of governments to deliver development. The majority of people in low income countries receive development from a combination of government, non-government, private, social and informal organisations. For good governance in practice, these organisations and their different combinations need to be effective.
It has been recognised that conflicts between people and their organisations due to levels of power, desire to control, ethnicity, nature of poverty and gender often restrain good governance in practice. These factors often restrict the ability to participate, collectively work, create and take ownership. Therefore understanding and incorporating conflicts in planning and implementation is fundamental to improve the sustainability and impact of development interventions.
Skills : Challenging Practice