Good governance is about the processes for making and implementing decisions. It’s not about making ‘correct’ decisions, but about the best possible process for making those decisions.
Good decision-making processes, and therefore good governance, share several characteristics. The Good Governance Standard for Public Services sets out six core principles which should underpin the governance arrangements of all bodies:
- A clear definition of the body’s purpose and desired outcomes;
- Well-defined functions and responsibilities;
- An appropriate corporate culture;
- Transparent decision making;
- A strong governance team; and
- Real accountability to stakeholders.
The information located in this section of good practice aims to provide you with useful resources to support the development and implementation of good governance arrangements