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Advanced Course on Governance and State Management
Governance and development are two important elements of state management. Development is an essential aspect of a country for economic growth, poverty reduction, distribution of public welfare and improved livelihood. Good governance is the system that ensures equitable development of people from all sects and eventually enhances peace and prosperity. It is expressed through factors like trust, accountability, and transparency. Similarly, inclusive governance is one of the key elements of good governance that examines the extent to which government institutions provide space to overcome the systematic exclusion of disadvantaged groups seeking to participate in decisions affecting them. It applies the principles of affirmative action, participation, responsivenessand empowerment of the disadvantaged groups in the governance process. Hence, it ensures everyone’s human rights and equal opportunities. This interrelationship can only be strengthened when the state institutions demonstrate capacity to deliver good governance and appropriately manage development functions.