In particular civil society can help to determine how authority, rights and obligations are exercised and how national resources are managed


The form of governance determines the legitimacy with which different social actors view policy, how accountability is built for its implementation and how constructive the interaction is between state, private sector and civil society.

Where can I find out more?
See for further information and web resources on governance.


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Defining civil society?
Civil society and the state

State and non-state:
a working possibility?

Interactive exercise