• List of Acronyms
  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction: Why this document?
  • 1. Main EC policies and concepts on democratic governance
  • The overall EC policy on governance
  • The rationale for dealing with governance in sectors
  • The concept of governance and its various dimensions
  • 2. What is EC experience so far in sector governance?
  • Governance is increasingly prominent in sector operations
  • Several ‘push factors’ are likely to reinforce this focus on governance
  • Valuable lessons learned
  • A new qualitative leap forward is required
  • 3. Addressing sector governance: the overall approach
  • The basic perspective: start from where the sector is, not from where it should be
  • The four fundamentals and their implications
  • Strategic priorities
  • 4. Analyzing sector governance
  • Why and how to analyze governance? Guiding principles for the process
  • The Sector Governance Analysis Framework – Making the iceberg visible
  • How to use the tool? Analyzing sector governance in four steps
  • Governance Analysis and the Seven Assessments Areas for Sector Policy Support Programmes (SPSP)
  • 5. From Analysis to Action: how best to support governance in sectors?
  • Act strategically to strengthen domestic governance
  • Focus on ‘basics fi rst’
  • Promote governance principles in sector operations
  • Possible actions for promoting sector governance
  • Concluding remarks: Supporting incremental approach to Sector Governance
  • Bibliographic references
  • Annexes