Accountability Theory: How can it improve the response to health needs in Africa?

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Read the policy brief/working paper by Phillipa Tucker that discusses the following issues:

Accountability: What power?

What’s in a commitment?

The problem with commitments

What kind of commitment?

From promises to accountable action

What is Accountability?

  • THE ORIGINS OF ACCOUNTABILITY
  • ACCOUNTABILITY IN DEMOCRATIC GOVERNANCE

Types of accountability

  • VERTICAL ACCOUNTABILITY
  • HORIZONTAL ACCOUNTABILITY
  • TOP-DOWN ACCOUNTABILITY

Getting accountability: Who and how?

  • CITIZENS
  • CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANISATIONS
  • GLOBALIZATION
  • HUMAN RIGHTS
  • LOSS OF POLITICAL SUPPORT
  • CONSTITUTIONAL OBSTRUCTION
  • POLITICAL CAMPAIGNING

The Accountability Process