In ethics and governance, accountability is answerability, blameworthiness, liability, and the expectation of account-giving. As in an aspect of governance, it has been central to discussions related to problems in the public sector, nonprofit and private (corporate) and individual contexts. In leadership roles, accountability is the acknowledgment and assumption of responsibility for actions, products, decisions, and policies including the administration, governance, and implementation within the scope of the role or employment position and encompassing the obligation to report, explain and be answerable for resulting consequences. In governance, accountability has expanded beyond the basic definition of "being called to account for …

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Amnesty International · 1 April 2021 English

The Nigerian authorities have failed to bring to justice those suspected to be responsible for the brutal crackdown by security forces on peaceful #EndSARS protesters at Lekki toll gate and …

Nigeria will continue to call for justice and accountability through campaign actions. NAME: EndSARS

Africa's Pulse, No. 23, April 2021 : An Analysis of Issues Shaping …

World Bank Group · 1 April 2021 English

The economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in Sub-Saharan Africa has been severe; however, countries are weathering the storm so far. Real GDP is estimated to contract by 2.0 percent …

borrowing and investment decisions, and support accountability mechanisms in government. Finally, the design

How Social Media Platforms’ Community Standards Address Influence Operations

CEIP · 1 April 2021 English

Social media and messaging platforms are de facto regulators of online speech and therefore key decisionmakers in combating online influence operations. In recent years, major platforms have begun maintaining public …

therefore support efforts to promote greater accountability. (Facebook, for example, has been able to cite

Amnesty International's recommendations to states under review in UPR38 (May 2021)

Amnesty International · 1 April 2021 English

This compilation of recommendations are made to seven of the states under review in the 38th session of the UN Universal Periodic Review (Belgium, Denmark, Mozambique, Paraguay, Sierra Leone, Singapore …

access to information, and media freedom. Accountability and justice ▪ Carry out prompt, impartial

Security at the frontier

Chatham House · 31 March 2021 English

Increasing global connectivity has brought with it a new range of security threats that were unfathomable just decades ago. Global reliance on the internet and on virtual networks has revealed …

It is expected that narrow 65 US Government Accountability Office (2020), ‘ELECTROMAGNETIC SPECTRUM OPERATIONS:

Is Democratic Opposition to China’s Repression in Xinjiang Getting Stronger?

CEIP · 31 March 2021 English

A coalition of democracies is sanctioning China for its treatment of Uyghurs. Does this herald a new joint strategy among democracies for addressing China’s human rights violations in Xinjiang?

starting to change. A Concerted Push for Accountability on Human Rights A coordinated push by several

Thailand: Submission to the Office of the Council of State on the …

Amnesty International · 31 March 2021 English

Amnesty International considers numerous provisions of the Draft Act overly restrictive of the right to freedom of association and other human rights. If adopted in its current state, not-for-profit organizations …

associations’ records to ensure transparency and accountability, states must ensure that this procedure is association’s records to ensure transparency and accountability, such measures must not be arbitrary and must

New York City Council Passes Qualified Immunity Reform

Cato Institute · 31 March 2021 English

The New York City Council passed landmark legislation last week that will allow citizens to sue police for violations of their Fourth Amendment rights. The bill awaits the signature of …

rights. Effectively, this creates two layers of accountability. First, police officers are incentivized to

Mali : Second and Third Reviews Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement. …

IMF · 30 March 2021 English

Against the background of the pandemic shock, a coup d’état on August 18, 2020 led to a period of international disengagement with Mali and an economic blockade by ECOWAS until …

framework of public procurement and increase accountability for compliance with the procurement rules (new important step towards financial transparency and accountability.  Addressing other weaknesses in public management, but also support better governance and accountability. Staff supports the authorities’ focus on commitment to maintaining the transparency and accountability of crisis spending. 35. Staff supports

Colaba Conversation Rapporteurs’ Report

ORF · 30 March 2021 English

On 2 February 2021, Observer Research Foundation (ORF), in collaboration with the Government of Maharashtra, launched ‘Colaba Conversation’—Mumbai’s signature forum for discussing international policy issues affecting the city, the nation, …

participatory democracy or some sort of public accountability into them,” she added. Sidis pointed out jurisdictions would mean. In some regimes “accountability means control” also “means control over content

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