New Means of Accountability in the Public and Third Sector of Emerging Economies

The Centre for Accountability and Global Development (CAGD) warmly invites you to join us in this workshop as we explore the emerging forms of accountability relationships with the public and third sector of emerging economies.

  • Wed 1 May 19

    10:00 - 13:00

  • Colchester Campus


  • Event type

    Lectures, talks and seminars
    Centre for Accountability and Global Development Workshop Series

  • Event organiser

    Essex Business School

  • Contact details

    Thankom Arun

This workshop has a particular focus on such emerging forms of accountability relationships within public and third sector entities of emerging economies. Four papers have been selected for presentations in the workshop discussing various accounting, budgeting and other management control measures introduced to public and third sector entities and the emergence of new forms of accountability in an emerging economy context.

Workshop summary

Three decades of New Public Management reforms have reinvented both the scope and quality of accountability across public sector entities, while there has also been increased attention to accountability in the third sector.

Public administrators and voluntary sector leaders are especially under pressure as they are required to act as managers and discharge accountability both upwards to higher level parties and downwards to citizens or beneficiaries; with an emphasis on results and outputs from resources entrusted to them.

Conflicts, tensions and resistance are not surprising when organisational leaders are confronted to multiple, somewhat diverging expectations and dimensions of accountability.

A search for a new means of discharging accountability has been instigated in the public sector focusing particularly on individuals and their learning aspects.

The learning dimension of accountability is also connected to the articulation of pluralistic (deliberate) democracy given that it offers public administrators with the mechanisms to obtain information about their own functioning and improve performance by reflecting on the achievements and challenges of their past activities.

In the third sector, concerns about how donated funds are spent and the social impact of projects have taken centre stage, albeit that basic mechanism of financial accountability remain limited in some emerging economies.

How to book

This is a free workshop run by the Centre for Accountability and Global Development but please register you attendance on Eventbrite.

Workshop Details


9.00am - 9.30am

Refreshments and registration


9.30am - 9.45am



9.40am - 10.10am

Balanced score card in the state of Kerala, India

Dr Ram Mohen, Institute of Management in Government, Kerala, India


10.10am - 10.40am

International public sector accounting standards in the central government of Nepal

Dr Pawan Adhikari, Essex Business School


10.40am - 11.10am



11.10am - 11.40am

Assessing and developing a new NGO accountability framework in Mauritius

Professor Teerooven Soobaroyen, Essex Business School


11.40am - 12.10pm

Competency framework in the state departments of Kerala, India

Professor Thankom Arun, Essex Business School


12.10pm - 12.30pm

Closing of the workshop



Get in touch
Professor Thankom Arun Director of CAGD
Telephone: 01206 87 2750
Essex Business School University of Essex
Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, CO4 3SQ

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