Governance and Human Development

  • Maria Rosaria GarofaloEmail author
  • Flor Avila Hernandez
  • Silvia Marinella Fontana
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Governance and human development decodified as good governance and sustainable human development (SHD) (Anand and Sen 2000; Knack 2002) and their multiple interactions (Sundaram and Chowdhury 2013) are the core of the development thinking from the 1990s, although they belong to different disciplines (political philosophy, science of public administration, international law, development economics). The cross-fertilized literature emerged from a coevolution of theories and policies, shifting the focus from increasing GDP, employment, “growth from distribution,” “growth with distribution” toward the “people-value-place-based” development from which the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are framed. Section “Overview: Theories and Operational Approaches” discusses methodological questions on the interdisciplinary literature and policy implications; section “SDG16 on Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions,” according to the...

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maria Rosaria Garofalo
    • 1
    Email author
  • Flor Avila Hernandez
    • 2
  • Silvia Marinella Fontana
    • 3
  1. 1.University of SalernoSalernoItaly
  2. 2.Universidad Catolica de ColombiaBogotàColombia
  3. 3.University of PaduaPaduaItaly