Improving Good Governance at the Local Level

A new paper, published today by the Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance (IMFG), explores the meaning of good governance in Canadian municipalities. The paper argues that the typical approach of linking good governance with efficiency and service deliver may be too limited.

While cost-per-unit may be a valid indicator of administrative efficiency, it tells us little about the quality of civic engagement or whether government has had a positive impact on society, the economy, or the natural environment.

Read the full paper here.

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