Accountability

DEFINITION 1: Obligation to demonstrate that an activity has been conducted in compliance with agreed rules and standards or to report fairly and accurately on performance results vis-à-vis mandated roles and/or plans.

SOURCE: Adapted from OECD, 2002.
SOURCE: Glossary: quality in education and training, CEDEFOP, Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union, 2011.

HYPERLINK: http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/node/11730

 

DEFINITION 2: Mechanisms that stakeholders can use to assess the public sector’s performance and to pressure the state to honour their interests.

SOURCE: The World Bank 135 Europe and Central Asian Region Glossary

HYPERLINK: http://lnweb90.worldbank.org/eca/eca.nsf/Attachments/Education+Glossary/$File/glossary.pdf

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