Cities can often generate and intensify social exclusion – denying the benefits of urban life to the poor, to women, to children, to the disabled and other marginalized groups. At the same time, the rapid rate of urbanization has often resulted in deteriorating urban services, growing urban poverty and a deteriorated urban environment. Promoting good urban governance can be the key to developing and managing human settlements. In introducing and popularizing the concept of good urban governance, The Urban Governance Initiative (TUGI), a regional project of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) that began in 1998, has adopted the 11 principles of good urban governance as put forward by the UNDP and the UN–Habitat Global Campaign on Good Urban Governance: participation; rule of law; transparency; responsiveness; consensus orientation; equity; effectiveness and efficiency; accountability; strategic vision; subsidiarity; security.

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Governance and children's rights
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