Good governance includes the capability of
citizens to hold the government accountable for its actions and inaction.
Monitoring the collection and use of public funds is key to influencing the
priorities and policies of government and curtailing corruption. Revenues
generated from natural resource extraction, collection of customs duties and
other taxes, and public procurement awards are all areas particularly
susceptible to exploitation by government officials seeking personal
enrichment or seeking to line political party coffers. Transparency, access
to information and domestic and international public pressure represent part
of the available international toolkit for promoting accountability.
Fellow projects in 2005: