Transparency and Accountability in the Philippine Local Government

  • Laila Castro Castillo
  • Arneil Garcia GabrielEmail author
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-31816-5_3895-1

Synonyms

Definition

As a practice, transparency is an act of allowing the internal and external forces of governance to inquire into, have access to, and influence to a certain extent the government operations.

As a concept, transparency embraces accountability. It is linked to and provides the enabling environment for greater accountability and is therefore presumed operating in a continuum. The effectiveness of transparency is measured on the degree of accountability that it would provide to government personnel. Transparency is a matter to open up government and governance to public scrutiny and encourage greater citizens’ participation.

Introduction

The organizational practices of government personnel are central to building public trust and confidence. It cannot be denied that work ethics and organizational culture prevailing in the Local...

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Laila Castro Castillo
    • 1
  • Arneil Garcia Gabriel
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.City Government of CabanatuanCabanatuan CityPhilippines
  2. 2.Department of Public AdministrationNueva Ecija University of Science and TechnologyCabanatuan CityPhilippines