Social accountability: working towards improved transparency and good governance

Gopalkrishnan, Narayan (2014) Social accountability: working towards improved transparency and good governance. Journal of Pacific Studies, 34 (1). pp. 91-105.

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Social accountability is increasingly being incorporated as a key set of processes to improve development outcomes, especially in the countries of the Global South. This paper critically examines the notion of social accountability and excavates reasons for its increasing popularity in development circles. Examples of social accountability initiatives from South Asia will be drawn on to flesh out the discussion and to examine the relevance of these initiatives to Pacific Island Countries. Two models of social accountability will also be discussed, and the paper will close with looking at the use of Information and Communication Technology to support social accountability processes.

Item ID: 34860
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1011-3029
Keywords: corruption, social accountability, transparency, governance
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Date Deposited: 21 Aug 2014 05:50
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1607 Social Work > 160799 Social Work not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9401 Community Service (excl. Work) > 940115 Pacific Peoples Development and Welfare @ 100%
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