The United Nations defines Good Governance as deemed to be having eight major characteristics.

According to this definition, good governance is, participatory; consensus-oriented; accountable; transparent; responsive; effective; and efficient, equitable, and inclusive; and follows the rule of law. In addition, it seeks to ensure that corruption is minimized, 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 both to the present and future needs of society. *

SAPRI’s focus on this topic will target initiatives that can be made in consultation and discussion with countries of the South Asia region, on the role of national leadership towards good governance; the required political and institutional processes; the participation of the society, and the role of the private sector.

*United Nations: UN Chronicle governance#:~:text=The%20most%20cited%20definition%20has,follows%20the%20rule%20of%20law.

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