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Transparency and Accountability Practices of Local Government Units in the Philippines: a Measurement from the Ground

  • Arneil G. GabrielEmail author
  • Laila Castro Castillo
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Abstract

The organizational practices of government personnel are indispensable components of building public trust and confidence. The 56 department heads and 662 personnel from two cities and five municipalities in the Philippines showed that transparency practices in the domains of: a) decision making, b) procurement, and access to public information are from “almost always to always” equated to “high” observance of accountability practices. Applying Mann Whitney U test and Kruskal-Wallis test, proved that there was no significant difference in terms of observance of transparency practices in access to information and decision making. But significant difference is found in the transparency practices on procurement.

Keywords

Organizational practice Transparency and accountability Public Sector Local governance Philippines 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Public AdministrationNueva Ecija University of Science and TechnologyCabanatuan CityPhilippines
  2. 2.City Engineer’s Office, Local Government of Cabanatuan CityCabanatuan CityPhilippines
  3. 3.City Government of CabanatuanCabanatuan CityPhilippines

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