Engaging Citizens and Civil Society to Promote Good Governance and Development Effectiveness
Bhargava, Vinay | June 2015
Good governance signifies open, inclusive, accountable, and effective public institutions. Promoting good governance is a key strategic objective of the global development agenda. Poor governance has opposite characteristics and is at the heart of corruption. For more than a decade, governments and donors have recognized the importance of promoting good governance and fighting corruption, and have been implementing good governance and anticorruption reforms (supply side of governance reforms). However, the effectiveness of good governance and anticorruption programs needs improvement. Impact evaluations by the World Bank and Asian Development Bank (ADB) independent evaluation departments found the impact to be mixed.2 Moreover, the 2013 Global Corruption Barometer report by Transparency International, covering 107 countries, found that the majority of people around the world believe that their government is ineffective at fighting corruption and that corruption in their country has increased or increased a lot over the last 2 years.
CitationBhargava, Vinay. 2015. Engaging Citizens and Civil Society to Promote Good Governance and Development Effectiveness. © Asian Development Bank. http://hdl.handle.net/11540/9731.
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