The failure of governance is characteristic to decision management problems in government organizations where there is a conflict between the need for effective management, dynamic and decisive and necessary government values such as transparency.
One of the main signs of the failure of governance is the rift between policy responsibility imposed on the shoulders of elected officials and the authority for implementation and execution of these policies by the professional civil service.
The latter does not face sanctions from the public because public employee roles are not affected by democratic elections. As a result a high rate of government resolutions is not implemented.
IEP’s “Governance Bills” seek to strengthen the power of elected public officials in policy making. This will allow citizens to decide whether to reward successful elected officials by election for another term or punish them by voting them out of the government. In this sense, strengthening governance is strengthening democracy.
Legislative changes recommended for this purpose are:
1. Granting binding legal status to the priorities set by the elected government while providing the ability to remove those who once again refused or significantly slowed down the implementation of policies;
2. Granting the prime minister the authority to decide which particular government office shall handle a policy that involves more than one government office;
3. Increasing freedom of mobility of the budget in the office from one project to another;
4. Increasing mechanisms of prohibition of conflict of interest and stricter prohibitions in connection with the cooling-off period and the intervention of elected officials on matters related to their families, and improving transparency by promoting the public's ability to demand and to receive a reasonably quick and accurate relevant information in connection with the policy of the elected government.