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Better Governance for Development in the Middle East and North Africa : Enhancing Inclusiveness and Accountability

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Abstract: Development is often defined in terms of its economic aspects, as increased material well-being through ensured employment and income for all who want it. But as knows anyone whose children go to schools of poor quality, have no clean water to drink, or face the threat of violence, development is also about having access to adequate social services. And development is ultimately about human development-the quality of material living, with wider choices and opportunities for people to realize their potential, plus the guarantee of those intangible qualities that characterize all more-developed societies: equality of treatment, freedom to choose, greater voice, and opportunities to participate in the process by which they are governed. Virtually all constitutions in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region enshrine those values of development, and public governance is one of the mechanisms through which the values are secured for the people. From getting a driver's license in Casablanca to voting in municipal elections in Beirut, public governance relationships in the MENA region, as elsewhere, manifest themselves in almost every situation in which individuals and groups interact with the government. The challenge for governments and people throughout the region is to expand the interactions that are smooth and productive and to minimize the ones that are frustrating and wasteful-in a move toward "good" governance. If public governance is the exercise of authority in the name of the people, good governance is exercising that authority in ways that respect the integrity, rights, and needs of everyone within the state.
Type: Publications & Research :: Publication
Publications & Research :: Publication
Link: 0-8213-5635-6
http://hdl.handle.net/10986/15077
Subject: GOVERNANCE
DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT
ACCOUNTABILITY IN GOVERNANCE
BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT
PUBLIC GOODS
PUBLIC SERVICE ACCOUNTABILITY
ADMINISTRATIVE REFORMS
OIL
PRIVATE INVESTMENT
PRODUCTIVITY
ACHIEVEMENTS
POLICY MAKING PROCESSES
CITIZENS
POLITICIANS
ECONOMIC ASPECTS OF ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY
EMPLOYMENT
INCOME
SCHOOLS
DRINKING WATER
VIOLENCE
HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
LIVELIHOODS
EQUALITY OF TREATMENT
FREEDOM OF CHOICE
RIGHTS OF INDIVIDUALS
REPRESENTATION IN PROJECT ACCOUNTABILITY
ACCOUNTABILITY
ADMINISTRATIVE REFORMS
ADMINISTRATIVE REGULATIONS
ADMINISTRATIVE SANCTIONS
AMBITION
AUTHORITY
BAD GOVERNANCE
BRIBERY
BUREAUCRACY
BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT
CITIZEN
CITIZENS
CIVIL SERVANTS
CIVIL SOCIETY
CLEAN WATER
CODES OF CONDUCT
CONSENSUS
CONSTITUENCIES
CONSTITUENCY
CONSTITUTION
CONSTITUTIONALITY
CONSTITUTIONS
CONTRACT ENFORCEMENT
CORRUPTION
DIRECT INVESTMENT
DISCLOSURE
DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION
DISCRIMINATION
ECONOMIC ACTIVITY
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
ECONOMIC GROWTH
ECONOMIC POLICIES
ELECTED OFFICIALS
EMPLOYMENT
EXECUTIVE POWER
EXTERNAL ACCOUNTABILITY
FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT
GOOD GOVERNANCE
GOVERNANCE INDICATORS
GOVERNANCE INSTITUTIONS
GOVERNANCE ISSUES
GOVERNANCE PROCESSES
GOVERNANCE QUALITY
GOVERNANCE REFORMS
GOVERNMENT
GOVERNMENT ACTION
GOVERNMENT INFORMATION
GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS
GOVERNMENT POLICIES
HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
IMPROVING GOVERNANCE
INCOME
INCOME LEVEL
INFANT MORTALITY
INSTITUTIONAL ARRANGEMENTS
INTEGRITY
INTERNAL ACCOUNTABILITY
INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
INVESTMENT RATES
JUDICIAL INDEPENDENCE
JUSTICE
LABOR UNION
LACK OF ACCOUNTABILITY
LAWS
LEGAL PROVISIONS
LEGISLATURE
LIBERATION
MEASURING GOVERNANCE
MUNICIPAL SERVICES
NATIONAL ELECTIONS
NATIONAL INCOME
NATIONS
NEPOTISM
PARLIAMENT
PER CAPITA INCOMES
POLITICAL DEVELOPMENT
POLITICAL LEADERS
POLITICAL POWER
POLITICAL RISK
POLITICIANS
POOR GOVERNANCE
PRODUCTIVITY
PROPERTY RIGHTS
PUBLIC ACCOUNTABILITY
PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION REFORM
PUBLIC AGENCY
PUBLIC EXPENDITURE
PUBLIC GOVERNANCE
PUBLIC HEALTH
PUBLIC OFFICIALS
PUBLIC POLICY
PUBLIC PROCUREMENT
PUBLIC SECTOR
PUBLIC SECTOR PERFORMANCE
PUBLIC SERVICE
PUBLIC SERVICE DELIVERY
PUBLIC SERVICES
PURCHASING POWER
PURCHASING POWER PARITY
REGULATORY FRAMEWORK
REGULATORY QUALITY
REMEDIES
RESOURCE CURSE
RULE OF LAW
SERVICE DELIVERY
SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
SOCIAL EQUITY
SOCIAL SERVICES
SUBSIDIARY
TRANSPARENCY
URBANIZATION
VOTING
YOUTH




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