This Good Practice Guide for Governing Bodies is a main pillar of governance guidance and support to institutions and States.
The decision to develop the Good Practice Guide for Governing Bodies followed lessons from the first phase of TEQIP, policy dialogue with the Ministry of Human Resources Development, and also from the recommendations of five state governments and heads of institutions during a Learning Forum on Governance, which published its outcomes in March 2010 (See World Bank Working Paper 190.)
The Good Practice Guide for Governing Bodies is set out under five key areas of good governance core principles and practice. These are generic. They can, and should be applied to all institutions. The five areas of good governance core principles and practices are:
The Guide also contains useful tools for governing bodies:
Supporting governance development needs of individual governors, governing bodies, institutions and States is a key activity of this and other national and regional initiatives. Another output of the Good Governance Programme is a Governance Development Plan to see how governance development is built into institutional development through clear, timebound action planning.