I was asked by Rebecca, a student at the University of Alberta who is part of the Engineers Without Borders student chapter there to put together a quick video on the ingredients of good governance and thought I should share!
I honestly had a bit of hard time. Governance is such a wide-ranging concept, and I always feel that I need to look up the definition whenever anyone is talking about it. Probably not the best thing to admit considering my team name begins with the word ‘governance’ (Governance and Rural Infrastructure), but I think it is because there are so many concepts, approaches, initiatives, etc. that could fall under the heading. Where to begin when talking about governance? Or good governance?
What do you guys think? Any thoughts on governance? Do you agree with the five pillars? I am most excited by the concept of Performance as it relates to my role here working with Ghanaian government. I find it interesting that the UN Development Program throws in Responsiveness as a key indicator of performance. Gah, enough of my opinions! Any thoughts?