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PARTICIPATIVE
GOVERNANCE
PARTICIPATIVE GOVERNANCE


    SOME DEFINITIONS OF PARTICIPATIVE
    GOVERNANCE


    Governance is described in Wikipedia as the activity of governing, or also
    as what government does.

    The World Bank defines governance as the manner in which public
    officials and institutions acquire and exercise authority to shape public
    policy and  provide public goods and services. The World Bank 2007, p.i.,
    para.3

    Participative governance implies that the citizens can and should
    participate with the Authorities in their country’s governance.

    Participative governance is also defined elsewhere as direct and “mutually
    beneficial” relations between citizens and decision-makers.

    The subjects that we shall deal with

    1) Can the citizens in Lebanon assist their government in finding
    some solutions to the numerous political, economic and social
    problems that currently confront us all?

    1) What are the definitions of  participative governance, participative
    budgeting, and participative planning?

    2) In which countries these policies are currently in application?  
    Have they justified the expectations of their citizens?

    3) Will such approaches work  in Lebanon?

    4)  What are their merits of these approaches?

    5) Can we have participative governance, and participative
    budgeting without participative planning?

         6) Who will  take part in each of these processes?

    7)  How shall we implement the entire process and what will be its
    time frame?
governance