Government

Government is the sector that is most responsible for promoting and upholding rule of law in a particular country. Good governance (the process by which rules and regulations are designed, legislated and amended), government decision-making, and the manner in which these decisions are implemented and enforced, is essential to ensuring rule of law. Effective governance results in a transparent public sector that is held accountable for its actions by an independent judiciary, is responsive in providing public services, and also ensures that an engaged citizenry is able to act as a further accountability mechanism.