Achieving Meaningful Accountability for People Living in Poverty and Marginalisation

Format:Paper
Publication year: 
2015

Meaningful accountability can shift power imbalances that prevent sustainable development for people living in poverty and marginalisation. Accountability consists of both the rights of citizens to make claims and demand a response, and the involvement of citizens in ensuring that related action is taken.

However, for the poorest and most marginalised people accountability is often unattainable. This briefing draws on research by the Participate initiative to highlight the key components necessary for processes of accountability to be meaningful for all.

Source publication information
Series: 
Participate Briefing
Volume: 
02
Pages: 
4
Publisher
Institute of Development Studies
University of Sussex, Falmer, BN1 9RE, UK
www.ids.ac.uk

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Shelfmark in IDS Resource Centre
D: Themes: Governance: Participation in Policy Processes 5907