Governance for sustainable development : a UNDP policy document
01 Jan 1999-
About: The article was published on 1999-01-01 and is currently open access. It has received 52 citations till now. The article focuses on the topics: Sustainable development & Corporate governance.
TL;DR: In this article, a six-country study sponsored by USAID analyzed the two topics of participation and accountability, finding that both show significant potential for promoting DLG, though there seem to be important limitations on how much participation can actually deliver, and accountability covers a much wider range of activity and larger scope for DLG strategy than initially appears.
TL;DR: In this paper, the authors use governance and sustainability theories to conceptualize the origins of social license to operate (SLO) in the mining sector and describe some of the associated implications, but only a limited body of scholarship has developed around SLO.
TL;DR: There is a need to clarify ontological and definitional distinctions in GHG scholarship and practice to enable greater precision in describing existing institutional arrangements, as well as serve as a prerequisite for a fuller debate about the desired nature of GHG.
Abstract: Background: The term global health governance (GHG) is now widely used, with over one thousand works published in the scholarly literature, almost all since 2002. Amid this rapid growth there is considerable variation in how the term is defined and applied, generating confusion as to the boundaries of the subject, the perceived problems in practice, and the goals to be achieved through institutional reform. Methodology: This paper is based on the results of a separate scoping study of peer reviewed GHG research from 1990 onwards which undertook keyword searches of public health and social science databases. Additional works, notably books, book chapters and scholarly articles, not currently indexed, were identified through Web of Science citation searches. After removing duplicates, book reviews, commentaries and editorials, we reviewed the remaining 250 scholarly works in terms of how the concept of GHG is applied. More specifically, we identify what is claimed as constituting GHG, how it is problematised, the institutional features of GHG, and what forms and functions are deemed ideal. Results: After examining the broader notion of global governance and increasingly ubiquitous term “global health”, the paper identifies three ontological variations in GHG scholarship - the scope of institutional arrangements, strengths and weaknesses of existing institutions, and the ideal form and function of GHG. This has produced three common, yet distinct, meanings of GHG that have emerged – globalisation and health governance, global governance and health, and governance for global health. Conclusions: There is a need to clarify ontological and definitional distinctions in GHG scholarship and practice, and be critically reflexive of their normative underpinnings. This will enable greater precision in describing existing institutional arrangements, as well as serve as a prerequisite for a fuller debate about the desired nature of GHG.
TL;DR: In this paper, the authors present a birds-eye view of the massive literature on governance and governance reforms with a focus on the good, the bad, and the ugly sides, and argue for an alternative concept or theory of sound governance with characteristics and dimensions that overcome the deficiencies of other models of governance.
Abstract: This paper addresses governance reforms of the last three and a half decades and looks into the future. This is done in three parts. The first part presents a birds-eye view of the massive literature on governance and governance reforms with a focus on the good, the bad, and ugly sides, then in part two argues for an alternative concept or theory of “sound governance” with characteristics and dimensions that overcome the deficiencies of other models of governance. As a consequence of reforms, the third part examines the past and explores the future of public organizations via “going home” as a conclusion with possible scenarios, challenges, and opportunities.
TL;DR: In this article, a new concept of sound governance with key dimensions and characteristics, and an imperative with rationales for engaging citizens in governance and governing in the twenty-first century, and alternative forms of collaboration and partnership building to engage citizens.
Abstract: This paper addresses governance-citizen relationship and argues for “sound governance” and engaging citizens in public administration through collaborative organizations. After reviewing and analyzing the contemporary literature on the importance and various forms of governance, it: (1) argues for a new concept of ‘sound governance’ with key dimensions and characteristics, (2) provides an imperative with rationales for engaging citizens in governance and governing in the twenty first century, and (3) offers alternative forms of collaboration and partnership building to engage citizens, enhance governance, and maximize citizen participation in public administration.