Urban Governance: A Sourcebook on Indicators

Suggested Indicators Of Good Urban Governance

The SUGGESTED indicators are IN TWO PARTS

1. Good Governance Report Card that can help assess the general perceptions of the main stakeholders about city governance. It contains 50 qualitative indicators selected basically to promote a quick impressionistic assessment of the performance of municipal administrative system and processes in each city. Having filled the report card and given a first-count rating to governance, the stakeholders might wish to study the performance in detail with statistical support and quantitative analyses.

(This report card also comes in the form of user-friendly issue-based Report Cards for each of the critical issues of municipal action, e.g. Water and Sanitation, Waste Disposal, Health Services, Poverty. The standard report card is for general and comprehensive assessment purposes assessment and is comprehensive. The issue-based report cards permits user freedom to select and/or develop their own indicators.)

2. The advanced set of extended indicators go beyond perceptive, therefore subjective assessment. It is a comprehensive set containing 100 objective indicators. They are designed to help analyse the city performance in specific priority action areas such as employment, health, education, water & sanitation, sewerage, roads & safety etc. Local governments that are keen on making a detailed assessment of their governance in these areas can use this set of indicators to obtain a more detailed quantitative analysis of outputs, outcomes and impact.

The two sets of indicators are given in the following pages.

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