The state, civil society and
private sector form autonomous and interdependent spheres of
social organization and may have different interests.
The concept of governance includes
the manner in which these spheres interact. It refers to:
- how power is exercised in
the management of a country's economic and social resources for
Bank cited in Meltzer, 2000);
- how political, economic and
administrative authority is exercised;
- how citizens and groups articulate
their interests, exercise their rights and obligations and mediate
their differences (UNDP
cited in Meltzer, 2000).