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Title: RE-EXAMINING THE ACCOUNTABILITY - PERFORMANCE RELATIONSHIP: A STUDY OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT IN TWO INDIAN STATES
Authors: ANANYA SAMAJDAR
Keywords: accountability, performance, service delivery, local government, India, Gram Panchayat
Issue Date: 21-Mar-2012
Source: ANANYA SAMAJDAR (2012-03-21). RE-EXAMINING THE ACCOUNTABILITY - PERFORMANCE RELATIONSHIP: A STUDY OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT IN TWO INDIAN STATES. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: There is a prevalent viewpoint that higher the accountability, better will be the performance (service delivery) of local governments. This study scrutinizes the impact of accountability on local government performance, by using methodological components such as careful operationalization of variables and appropriate methods of case comparison. Its specific objectives are two-fold: firstly, to detect if accountability has a tangible impact on local government performance (in terms of the actual operation of causal processes that bring about the positive impact of the former on the latter) and secondly, to discover whether it is accountability (or other variables such as finances or capacity) that explain performance variations between different local government units. The study is set in India, and has been carried out in the two Indian states of West Bengal and Madhya Pradesh. Two Village Councils (Gram Panchayats) have been selected as cases in each state and compared with each other.
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/34728
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