A good governance refers to the fair manner in which a government works.
A good governance is important as it not only gives the local community confidence in its council, but improves the faith that elected members and officers have in their own local government and its decision-making processes.
Accountability is the soul of democratic government as all government and private institutions along with civil societies are essentially responsible to respective groups of people for their decisions and actions.
The obstacle of Good Governance can be removed by taking measures to remove poverty, implementing laws, coordinating government and civil society, expansion of social opportunities, etc.

The Interim constitution of Nepal, 2063 has determined the responsibility of the state for implementing good governance which incorporates the concept of political system encompassing account ability, responsibility, peoples participation, impartiality, clean and efficient bureaucracy and driving away the corruption procedural administration and impurity.

Good governance has major 8 characteristics. They are:
  • Participation
  • Transparency
  • Rule of law
  • Responsiveness
  • Consensus oriented
  • Equality and equity
  • Inclusiveness
  • Effectiveness and efficiency
  • Accountability
The challenges of good governance in Nepal are as follow:
  • Corruption and impurity
  • Process oriented administration
  • Weak civil society
  • Insufficient public pressure
  • Policy level instability
  • Traditional thoughts etc.