Accountability is a space for dialogue between public servants and citizens. It aims to create transparency, conditions of trust between governing authorities and citizens and ensure the exercise of social control to management while serving as an input to adjust projects and action plans for their implementation.
The accountability mechanisms allow citizens and other stakeholders (shareholders, customers, suppliers) to more easily obtain information on the management of public entities and their results, creating greater transparency, activating the social control, while allowing managers to make better decisions, increasing the effectiveness and legitimacy of their exercise.
Objectives of Accountability
When you, as a citizen, are going to participate in an accountability session, take into account that they are useful for:
- Strengthening the sense of public issues.
- Regain legitimacy for State institutions.
- Facilitate the exercise of social control of public management.
- Contribute to the development of the constitutional principles of transparency, accountability, effectiveness, efficiency and impartiality, and citizen participation in the management of public resources.
- Establish the strategy in an area of direct dialogue between public servants and citizens, transcending the scheme that this is only a passive recipient of management reports.
- Serve as an input to adjust projects and action plans so that they respond to the needs and demands of the community.