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Governance for sustainable human development
A UNDP policy document
United Nations Development Programme
January 1997
Governance Governance includes the state, but transcends it by taking in the private sector and civil society. All three are critical for sustaining human development. The state creates a conducive political and legal environment. The private sector generates jobs and income. And civil society facilitates political and social interaction - mobilising groups to participate in economic, social and political activities. Because each has weaknesses and strengths, a major objective of our support for good governance is to promote constructive interaction among all three.



Executive summary

1. Good governance - and sustainable human development

2. UNDP priorities in support of good governance

3. Implementation of governance programmes

Glossary of key terms
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