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ERIC Number: ED538004
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISBN: ISBN-978-0-9784-7525-3
Understanding Horizontal Governance. Research Brief
Ferguson, Daniel
Centre for Literacy of Quebec
Horizontal governance is an umbrella term that covers a range of approaches to policy development, service delivery issues, and management practices. A horizontal initiative may take place across levels of government, across boundaries between units of a single department or agency or among multiple departments or agencies, or across public, private and voluntary sectors. It replaces hierarchical leadership with collaboration, coordination, shared responsibility for decisions and outcomes, and a willingness to work through consensus.
Centre for Literacy of Quebec. 2100 Marlowe Avenue Suite 236, Montreal, QC H4A 3L5, Canada. Tel: 514-798-5601; Fax: 514-798-5602; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, Office of Literacy and Essential Skills (OLES)
Authoring Institution: Centre for Literacy of Quebec (Canada)
Identifiers - Location: Canada