Commonwealth Governance Handbook 2013/14

Democracy, development and public administration

Edited by: Andrew Robertson, Rupert Jones-Parry

Commonwealth Governance Handbook is the comprehensive guide to public sector reform and innovation in the Commonwealth.The Commonwealth Secretariat promotes 'effective, efficient and equitable public governance in member countries': a scope of work bridging the defining Commonwealth pillars of democracy, development and diversity. Commonwealth Governance Handbook brings together Secretariat perspectives with those of partners in government; professional networks; regional and intergovernmental agencies; multi-stakeholder partnerships; global NGOs; and academics. This edition covers: * Challenges facing Commonwealth regions and small states * Political - administrative and state - civil society relations * Leadership, innovation and technology in the public sector * Women in political leadership * The Commonwealth's renewed focus on issues of diversity * Standards, accountability and transparency in public life and service delivery * Environmental governance: extractive industries, oceans and climate change. The publication also contains 53 governance profiles of member countries, as well as progress on the Millennium Development Goals and other indicators.

Publication Date: 11/29/2013
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781908609090