Urban Governance Index
Summary: The Urban Governance Index (UGI) is an advocacy and capacity-building tool to assist cities and countries in monitoring the quality of urban governance.
Main Points: The UGI measures the quality of governance mechanisms, institutions and processes based on the five UN principles of good urban governance (Figure 1):
· Effectiveness (includes efficiency, subsidiarity and strategic vision)
· Equity (includes sustainability, gender equality and intergenerational equity)
· Accountability (includes transparency, rule of law and responsiveness)
· Participation (includes citizenship, consensus orientation and civic engagement)
· Security (includes conflict resolution, human security and environmental safety
The UGI has been field tested in 24 cities across the world. The results of the field test are summarized in the Urban Governance Index Conceptual Foundation and Field Test Report, which was released in early 2005.
Access to database: http://www.unhabitat.org/content.asp?typeid=19&catid=25&cid=2167
Sources: Conceptual Foundation and Field Test Report, UN-HABITAT, August 2004
The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-HABITAT, 2013
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