Transparency and Accountability in Local Governance: The Nexus Between Democracy and Public Service Delivery in the Philippines

Arneil G. Gabriel, Marc Anthony B. Antonio, Vilma B. Ramos, Jervin T. Marasigan


Transparency effectiveness cannot take place without accountability. Democracy as a form of government necessitates popular support which cannot be given by the people unless trust and confidence to a public institution are maintained. The study discusses the concept of transparency and accountability in the context of a democratic system and its role in enhancing people's trust to public institutions. From the perspective of democracy, the direct link between public service delivery and democracy through the intermediacy of transparency and accountability is established.

Keywords: Democracy, transparency and accountability, local governance, popular government, public service delivery, the Philippines

DOI: 10.7176/PPAR/9-7-04

Publication date:July 31st 2019

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