Ethics is the cornerstone of effective, efficient, democratic governance. Discuss.

Structure of answer:

  • Introduction (Significance of ethics in governance).
  • Role of ethics in governance (Explain with example).
  • Efficient systems that can lead to good governance ultimately
  • Conclusion (importance of ethics in Public services).
  • Key points:

    • Governance and democracy.
    • A peaceful and productive society is based oneffective state institutions.
    • Good governance in this sense means effective andefficient structures which provide optimal support to citizens in leading a safe and productive life in line with their desires and opportunities.
    • In international development, good governance is a subjective term that describes how public institutions conduct public affairs and manage public resources in the preferred way.
    • Governance is “the process of decision-making and the process by which decisions are implemented (or not implemented)”.
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