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This Module discusses the different meanings of public sector governance and identifies measures of good governance that can serve to prevent or reduce corruption. Governance measures can draw on many areas, including public administration, political science, ethics, law and economics. Therefore, the Module discusses relevant concepts from various disciplines and fields of study. It provides a broad perspective on the design of State activity and the rationale for different forms of State intervention that guide individuals in making decisions with integrity in public, private and civil society organizations. The Module is not intended to be comprehensive but rather seeks to cover the salient features of the relationship between corruption and good governance, and to explore the issues through examples that stimulate transformative discussion. Those interested in further exploring the importance of integrity and ethics in the public sector, in the private sector, and in society more generally, will benefit from referring, respectively, to Module 13, Module 11 and Module 3 of the E4J University Module Series on Integrity and Ethics.


Learning outcomes

  • Define governance and good governance
  • Understand the principles and measurement of good governance
  • Discuss the circular relationship between corruption and good governance
  • Describe aspects and tools of good governance that can prevent and reduce corruption
  • Explain the difference between formal and informal governance
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