Expanding Voice and Accountability Through the Budgetary Process

Osmani, S. R. (2002) Expanding Voice and Accountability Through the Budgetary Process Technical Report. UNDP.

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Abstract

This paper emphasizes the importance of instituting a participatory process of decision-making for ensuring effective accountability while also recognising its limits. The time and effort that people need to invest in order to exercise their right to participate have an opportunity cost, and in many cases the expected return from participation may not be worth the cost. All this makes it unreasonable to expect that it will always be possible to hold the authorities to account through a process in which their actions are directly scrutinised by the people.

Document Type:Monograph (Technical Report)
Topics:Democratic and participatory governance > Conceptual issues
Democratic and participatory governance > Methods and tools
Deposited On:03 Mar 2010 11:46
Corporate Authors:United Nations Development Program

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