Good Governance Law and Legal Definition

Good governance denotes the way in which the public institutions conduct public affairs and manages public resources to ensure the recognition of human rights. Good governance has eight major characteristics. They are participatory, consensus oriented, accountable, transparent, responsive, effective and efficient, equitable and inclusive and follow the rule of law. It ensures minimized corruption, the views of minorities are taken into account and that the voices of the most vulnerable in society are heard in decision-making. It is also responsive to the present and future needs of society.