7) It is said that you have the government that you deserve. What does it mean for good governance? What changes would you suggest in the behavior and attitude of all the stakeholders in establishment of good governance?(250 words)
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Why this question:
The question is about explaining the role of government in exercising good governance.
Key demand of the question:
Explain in detail how good governance can be achieved, what is the role of government in achieving good governance. Role of different stakeholders.
Structure of the answer:
Explain what you understand by good governance.
Explain the following aspects –
What are characteristics of a good governance? – Good governance has 8 major characteristics. It is participatory, consensus oriented, accountable, transparent, responsive, effective and efficient, equitable and inclusive, and follows the rule of law.
What is good governance and bad governance? – Good governance means that processes and institutions produce results that meet the needs of society while making the best use of resources at their disposal. The concept of efficiency in the context of good governance also covers the sustainable use of natural resources and the protection of the environment.
Discuss who are the actors in the process of governance?
Role of government in achieving it.
Conclude with essence of good governance.