Why is good governance so important?

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Many experts agree that the well-being of a community and its citizens depends on its economic health. Yet, there is a strong correlation between the economic structures, the social, cultural, and physical health of the population, and good governance. Indeed, good governance involves making economic decisions that take into account the consequences of this decision for the community. 

Governance refers to the processes and institutions through which decisions are made and authority is exercised within an organization. Governance involves making decisions on what direction to go. It involves the interactions between  structures, processes, and traditions that determine how decisions are made and how the actors involved can take part in the process.

Many experts agree that the well-being of a community and its citizens depends on its economic health. Yet, there is a strong correlation between the economic structures, the social, cultural, and physical health of the population, and good governance. Indeed, good governance involves making economic decisions that take into account the consequences of this decision for the community. 

Three main factors must come into play to ensure that aboriginal communities have a governance that will help make any project affecting economic development have a positive impact on them: 

  • Having the power to make decisions about their own future;
  • Exercising that power through effective institutions;
  • Being able to choose appropriate policies and economic projects.


How can we help?

Kesserwan Arteau helps communities and businesses develop adequate and effective governance structures.


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