Good governance has always been a daydream for poor Pakistani nation. We are faced with worst life and are compelled to live like the beast. Indeed, we are beast of burden. What is good governance stands miles away from us.
In international development concept, good governance is a way of measuring how public institutions conduct public affairs and mange public resources in a preferred way.
Governance is the process of decision-making and by which way the decisions are implemented?
Good governance means that process and institutions produce results that meet the needs of society while making the best use of resources at their disposal.
The concept of efficiency in the context of good governance also covers the sustainable use of natural resources and the protection of the environment.
According to almost all major development institutions, promoting good governance is an important part of their agendas. Despite this consensus, good governance is an extremely elusive objective in this country. It means different things to different organizations and to different actors within these organizations.
Some international studies provide a review of donor approaches and discuss good governance as a concept. While methodological discussions are often esoteric, the studies argue that this one has real world relevance to development policy because donor agencies regularly measure and assess the quality of governance, seek to design evidence-based policies, and justify their focus on good governance partly on the basis of claims that better governance promotes economic development.
The weakness of the good governance concept calls into questions each of these projects.
Future work would do well to disaggregate the concept of good governance and refocus attention and analysis on its various disaggregated components.
How unfortunate is that we own nothing from what mentioned above about the good governance.
Farhana Kaleem Channa