Greasing the Wheels of the Accountability System: How Civil Society Organizations Close the Gap between Transparency and Accountability

Oct 19, 2013

This paper addresses the most critical question for activists and scholars of accountability: how and when does transparency lead to greater accountability? Civil society organizations (CSOs), development practitioners, and governments have given much attention to the publication of government information over the past decade, but their assumption that this would lead to greater accountability has often been disappointed.