Accountability and transparency are two important elements of good governance. They are not easily separated, both encompassing many of the same actions. Transparency is powerful and, when consistently applied, can help fight corruption, improve governance, promote accountability and engender the confidence of citizens. The concept of accountability refers to the legal and reporting framework, organisational structure, strategy, procedures and actions to help ensure that public funds are expended in a responsible, efficient and effective way.
Last week PASAI launched its 4th report in its accountability and transparency series, please find it below for your consideration and hopefully you will find it useful. There was a launch event held for the report. This event had two parts and below are the links to the recordings in two parts:
- Report Launch: https://oag.wistia.com/medias/eanrg5uvba
- Panel discussion focused on how SAIs and CSOs can work more effectively together – an area of weakness identified in the report (featuring representatives from PIANGO and Transparency International): https://oag.wistia.com/medias/dxx24xn3jq. The discussion is heartening, challenging (and very humorous!)