Topic: Drivers
PP22

Governance is strengthened in pursuit of future-fitness

Governance relates to the way decisions are made and implemented – at an international, national and local level. Trust in governance is associated with low levels of corruption, democratic stability and relative economic equality, but there is no shortcut to trust. Here we consider actions which contribute to this.

About this Positive Pursuit

Governance relates to the way decisions are made and implemented – at an international, national and local level.

In a Future-Fit Society, governance in every context (international, national, and local) should live up to the following five attributes:

  • Accountable: Institutions take full ownership and responsibility for the results of their actions, and strive to manage these outcomes through effective oversight at all levels.
  • Participatory: Everyone the institution serves has a voice in decision-making, either directly or via legitimate intermediaries that represent their interests.
  • Responsive: Institutional decisions, programs and processes adapt to effectively address society’s changing needs.
  • Responsible: Institutions uphold human rights and foster the pursuit of future-fitness.
  • Transparent: Information necessary for decision-makers to adhere to the above attributes is readily available and accessible.

This Positive Pursuit encompasses any action which achieves such an outcome.

Why it’s needed

SDGs this will contribute to