ULK holds its First Accountability Day: March 1, 2012
What is an Accountability Day ?
An author explains “Accountability means the obligation to explain, to stakeholders, publicly, fully and fairly, how responsibilities affecting them are being carried out.
The answering for responsibilities cannot be rejected or evaded, it is simply the requirement to explain.
Holding authorities fairly to account has two purposes.
First, it produces useful information that stakeholders would not otherwise have but which they need if they are to make sensible decisions about authorities, including the trust decision.
Secondly, holding to account imposes a self-regulating influence on those asked to account. People who must report to stakeholders on their responsibilities will want to say something praiseworthy, since what they say, they intend and achieve will be subject to scrutiny and validation.” Alex, M.