Holding the state to account3 min read . Updated: 28 Jul 2016, 10:51 AM IST
Every society offers a unique context in which strategies must be designed for citizens to hold the state to account
In a democracy, a critical element in the engagement between citizens and state is “accountability". There are several definitions—one among them from the World Bank reads: “Accountability exists when there is a relationship where an individual or body, and the performance of tasks or functions by that individual or body, are subject to another’s oversight, direction or request that they provide information or justification for their actions".
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