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Discussion: Just Governance and the Post-2015 Development Framework A critical cornerstone for development and human rights
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A critical cornerstone for an equitable and human rights centered sustainable development agenda post-2015 needs a Just Governance and this is the issue addressed by this paper reviewed here and which was the result of a very wide world consultations among civil society organizations.
National democratic ownership of development: As a central means of fostering national ownership, new global goals must be aligned with national policies, budgets, and local delivery. Without such vertical alignment, it is likely that any new set of goals will remain aspirational and unachieved. For each country, democratic ownership of a new global framework should be facilitated through the formulation of compliant targets and indicators at the national level. These national level processes should be carried out with effective and meaningful participation of national parliaments, citizens, civil society organizations and other key stakeholders. Transparency and accountability assessments should be participatory and go beyond issues of capacity to assess the political dynamics of governance in a particular country. (...)