Governance Curriculum/Principles

From WikiEducator
Jump to: navigation, search

Governing Principles to Guide the Initiative

The following list is not exhaustive and will be modified as further suggestions come in, but the following principles help to build a common vision of cooperative support for good governance:

  • Learning from each other by sharing information
  • Preservation of knowledge in readily accessible forms
  • Commitment to quality
  • Plain language
  • Balanced, even-handed treatment of different aspects of good governance
  • Focus on techniques that enhance sound public decision-making
  • Observance of relevant governance principles in Initiative design and implementation
  • Respecting and accommodating different views and cultural traditions
  • Objectivity and independence
  • Giving a fair hearing to voices normally not heard
  • Transparency in the way decisions are taken
  • Cost-effectiveness: optimising the return on resources invested in knowledge acquisition and dissemination
  • Accountability to users, partners and funding bodies through use of performance indicators, financial and monitoring systems and feedback mechanisms
  • Consensus style decision making
  • Free access to the information conveyed under this Initiative