Transparency and Accountability


Accountability is most basically the process of sharing information about actions or intentions. Groups and individuals in relationships, such as in communities, are accountable to each other when they honor their commitment to communicate plans and are responsible for what they actually do. In community mobilization, every community and all citizens have the right to know the procedures, decision-making processes and financial flows of the programs that the project implements, as well as the specific community-led projects. Transparency helps ensure the decisions that affect the community are made in a socially responsible way that particular groups, such as ethnic minorities or disadvantaged people, are not excluded from the benefits from communities and nation as well.