A Management Capacity Framework for Local Governments to strengthen Transparency in Local Governance in Asia – Local Governance Research Project, UNDESA, UNPOG
* Executive Summary
Transparency is an essential element of good local governance and local government accountability. Because transparency helps to fight corruption and also enhances economic growth, government accountability, and good governance, local government leaders in developing countries need to figure out how to build a comprehensive and systematic management capacity that increases transparency in local governance. Given that ongoing engagement of external actors such as the citizenry, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), community organizations, and private firms in local governments to deal with external parties in ways that enhance responsiveness, transparency, and accountability in local governance. The purpose of this report is to present a new management capacity framework and a set of indicators that measure enhancements to transparency in local governance in developing countries in the Asian region.
This report seeks to link local government management capacity to transparency in local governance by focusing on three dimensions of transparency: openness, participation, and integrity.
Download the full report here: A Management Capacity Framework for Local Governments to Strengthen Transparency in Local Governance in Asia.pdf
The publication provided courtesy of the United Nations Project Office on Governance (UNPOG)