Urban Governance: A Sourcebook on Indicators




Part One

1. Introduction: Asian Urbanscape

1.1 The Challenge

1.2 The Response: Good Governance


2. Good Governance

2.1 What is Good Governance?

2.2 Results of Good Governance

2.3 Growth, Equity & Good Governance

2.4 10 Action Steps for Good Governance


3. Measuring Good Governance

3.1. The Rationale

3.2 The Uses of Impact Assessment

3.3 Benchmarks

3.4 Types of Indicators

3.5 Important Issues to Remember

3.6 Watch-Tower Sentinels for Development

3.7 Global Efforts in Indicators Development


Part Two

4. The Recommended Indicators of Good Urban Governance

4.1 Levels of Indicators

4.2 How to Use the Indicators

4.3 The Purpose

4.4 Expected Outcome

4.5 Criteria used for selection of indicators

4.6 Intended Users

4.7 Action Steps to initiate Assessment & Analysis


5. Assessment and Analysis of Urban Governance

5.1 The Suggested Indicators of Good Governance

5.2 The Report Card

5.3 Explanatory Notes on Indicators

5.31 Participation in Urban Governance

5.32 Strategic Vision of Urban Governance

5.33 Rule of Law in Urban Governance

5.34 Transparency in Urban Governance

5.35 Responsiveness in Urban Governance

5.36 Consensus Orientation in Urban Governance

5.37 Equity in Urban Governance

5.38 Effectiveness & Efficiency in Urban Governance

5.39 Accountability in Urban Governance

5.40 The Extended List of Indicators


Part Three: The Urban Governance Initiative (TUGI)

Goals and Objectives

The Strategy


Structure & Execution



Source: UNDP, The Urban Governance Initiative, 2000
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