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The principle of good governance is one of the three Programme pillars, while the activities in this area are conducted by the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) in partnership with the Standing Conference of Towns and Municipalities (SCTM).
The Swiss PRO understands good governance as a continuous process, defined by a set of normative principles, that are shaping the way the public interests are being identified, defined and carried out, as well as the manner the public authority is being exercised and the public duties are being executed.
The ultimate objective of this process - which involves public and private sectors, citizens and their organisations, is to improve the quality of citizens’ lives, by creating an environment that continuously enables strengthening and improving accountability and rule of law; transparency in executing public duties; citizens participation in public policies and decision making processes; an environment that observes and works on improvement of human rights, provides mechanisms for fighting discrimination and improves equality, and finally fosters efficient and effective execution of public duties and responsibilities.
The Programme provides support for local self-governments in the application of the principle of good governance, ensures the establishment of the Centre for the Exchange of Information and Knowledge, encourages the development and application of local regulations and policies, stimulates the establishment of local e-administration services and contributes to raising the awareness of the benefits of applying the good governance mechanism.