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Good Governance Barometer Guide

FHI 360

The Good Governance Barometer (GGB) is a both a social accountability tool and a development planning tool. Through a participatory modeling and evaluation process, FHI 360 has used the GGB to translate the complexities of a specific local governance system into locally appropriate indicators and a clear distillation of that system’s strengths and weaknesses. That distillation is used to plan development priorities across sectors, measure their effectiveness, and advocate for governance improvement. The GGB is a Senegal-specific iteration of the Local Governance Barometer which was developed in 2006 by Idasa, Impact Alliance, Pact, and SNV. This guide details the GGB process, and how it was applied by FHI 360 to the USAID/Senegal Program for Governance and Peace (PGP) from 2010-2015. It includes a description of the six phases of GGB implementation, follow-up and sustainability considerations, limitations of the GGB, and selected results from its application in Senegal.

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