Governance is a development issue and good governance is a key requirement for effective and inclusive development. Governance is about the way that decisions are made in villages, towns, cities, provinces, and countries. For those in government, it is the exercise of authority to manage the affairs of a constituency. While the government normally has the final say when it comes to public policies, programs, laws, and regulations, it is not the only player. Citizens, civil society organisations, and the private sector also have a role to play. Governance is about how government, civil society, and the private sector work together. Governance tells us HOW the government functions, WHO is involved in the policy process, and WHERE the effects, both positive and negative, of political activity, are distributed in a society.