Why accountability matters

Briefing papers
May 2010
Leni Wild, Marta Foresti and Dan Harris

Accountability is at the heart of what makes development effective. Accountability reform is not just about improving the way aid is delivered, it is also fundamentally about improving the way governments relate to citizens and the roles and responsibilities that govern the international system. Accountability and transparency go hand in hand and support for it must cut across public, private and voluntary sectors.

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