- Buen Gobierno
Quality in Statistical Systems: The Challenge for Puerto Rico
In Puerto Rico, confidence in public data has been deeply compromised. Examination of extant island data demonstrates shortcomings in measuring basic variables that are now crucial in the international context. Demands from researchers, and from governmental and private constituents resulted in Law 209 of August 28, 2003 (The Law). The Law created the Statistics Institute of Puerto Rico (The Institute) to induce significant changes in statistical production processes and to coordinate the creation of a reliable statistical system for public data on the island. As part of its mandate, The Institute is implementing a quality assurance process that aims to guarantee rights of all constituents to opportune and reliable information. This article summarizes and interprets ongoing initiatives taken by The Institute to meet quality assurance objectives of The Law. It also intends to contribute to broader international conversations on statistical quality and its central role in regaining people’s trust in decision making processes.
Implementing Good Governance Principles for the Public Sector in Information Technology Governance Frameworks
In this paper, we are showing how Information Technology (IT) governance frameworks contribute to the implementation of the key principles of the good corporate governance, particularly, in the public sector. We demonstrate that there are numerous links, explicitly and implicitly expressed through a set of IT governance instruments, matching the proposals of good governance principles with the behavioral goals of an IT governance framework implementation. We also provide a real experience of using a set of possible instruments, in our public university, through an IT governance framework based on the ISO/IEC 38500 standard. We also present the maturity of the good governance principles implementation with this set of instruments, after governing IT in our university during the period 2007-2013. We show that using an IT governance framework in a public entity mutually reinforces the key principles of good governance, especially the transparency and accountability goals for the IT assets.
Juiz, C., Guerrero, C., & Lera, I. (2014). Implementing Good Governance Principles for the Public Sector in Information Technology Governance Frameworks. Open Journal of Accounting, 03(01), 9–27. http://doi.org/10.4236/ojacct.2014.31003
La función pública en el buen gobierno
Aborda el tema manifestando que el buen gobierno busca el interés general, la equidad, la participación ciudadana, respeta los derechos humanos y el estado de derecho. La falta de credibilidad de la ciudadanía en el gobierno, es una problemática que hay que superar.
Bonifacio, J. A. (2006). La función pública en el buen gobierno. Revista Centroamericana de Administración Pública, 50-51, 9–35. Retrieved from http://biblioteca.icap.ac.cr/rcap/50_51/confer_bonifacio.pdf
Good Governance for Food, Water and Energy Security
Food and water security have moved to the top of the global agenda following the food and energy price increases that started in 2007. Addressing the food, water and energy nexus is considered increasingly important for transparently and equitably meeting increasing global demand without compromising sustainability. This paper argues that given the unique regional and sector challenges of food, water and energy security, their nexus must be deconstructed to find effective, contextualized solutions. And governance challenges are at the heart of the nexus in each region. Governance is defined in various ways, but, with a few notable exceptions, the definitions have undergone relatively little analysis. In turn, governance issues are imbedded in policy, institutional, technological and financing options exercised at the global, regional, national and local levels. Furthermore, strong interactions between levels prompt policy responses to specific events and outcomes. The cu rent governance arrangements, where they exist at all, are woefully inadequate to address the challenges. They are imbedded in a lack of strategic clarity, and among stakeholders there is an unequal distribution of power, voice and access to information, resources and the capability to exercise a sound influence which will produce equitable and sustainable outcomes. Often there are huge tradeoffs between the short-term wins of individual stakeholders and long-term holistic solutions. This paper uses illustrative examples from recent global developments, as well as from China and India, to make the case for placing empirical analysis of governance issues at the top of the global agenda. At each level, governance is use affect the choice of policies, institutions and outcomes for addressing these daunting challenges.
Lele, U., Klousia-Marquis, M., & Goswami, S. (2013). Good Governance for Food, Water and Energy Security. Aquatic Procedia, 1, 44–63. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.aqpro.2013.07.005
Nota: Compilación preparada por la Biblioteca de Administración Pública.