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Analysing and addressing governance in sector operations

This document offers guidance to EC sector specialists on how to analyse and address governance in sector operations in a more systematic and comprehensive way, without being a compulsory blueprint. Chapter 1 sets the scene for dealing with governance in sectors. It re-iterates the broad definition of governance that the EC adopted in its 2003 Communication on Governance and Development. Chapter 2 tries to capture the essence of the EC’s experience so far in dealing with governance at sector level and the various reasons for strengthening the efforts. Although technical matters remain important, democratic governance is increasingly crucial in support for sector development. Chapter 3 sets out where to start and what to aim for in order to address governance better and thereby enhance the quality and impact of EC response strategies at sector level. Chapter 4 presents a methodology that can guide the process of analyzing governance at sector level and suggests a set of practical steps to carry out such an analysis. It also examines critical process issues such as who should make sector governance assessments, when and for what purpose.

TitleAnalysing and addressing governance in sector operations
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsBoesen, N, European Centre for Development Policy Management -Maastricht, NL, ECDPM
Secondary TitleTools and methods series. Reference document / European Commission
Volumeno. 4
Pagination60 p. : 16 boxes, 6 fig., 9 tab.
Date Published2008-11-01
PublisherOffice for Official Publications of the European Communities
Place PublishedLuxembourg, Luxembourg
ISSN Number9789279113765
Keywordscorruption, development aid, funding agencies, health, institutional aspects, policies, sanitation, sdipol, sustainable development, triple s harmonisation, water supply
Abstract

This document offers guidance to EC sector specialists on how to analyse and address governance in sector operations in a more systematic and comprehensive way, without being a compulsory blueprint. Chapter 1 sets the scene for dealing with governance in sectors. It re-iterates the broad definition of governance that the EC adopted in its 2003 Communication on Governance and Development. Chapter 2 tries to capture the essence of the EC’s experience so far in dealing with governance at sector level and the various reasons for strengthening the efforts. Although technical matters remain important, democratic governance is increasingly crucial in support for sector development. Chapter 3 sets out where to start and what to aim for in order to address governance better and thereby enhance the quality and impact of EC response strategies at sector level. Chapter 4 presents a methodology that can guide the process of analyzing governance at sector level and suggests a set of practical steps to carry out such an analysis. It also examines critical process issues such as who should make sector governance assessments, when and for what purpose.

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