Accountability and Gross National Happiness

Gurung, Dasho Meghraj

In: Gross National Happiness: Discussion Papers. Thimpu 1999, pp. 134-144

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Accountability is a critical element in determining good and effective government. Since the success of development efforts largely depends on the accountability of those involved in the process, there is a need to enforce and promote accountability in the public service. There is also a need to assess the extent to which accountability measures have contributed to make government administrative machinery more efficient, effective and responsive to the needs of the people. In this paper, the author attempts to examine the relationship between the issues of public accountability and the development philosophy of His Majesty the King: 'Gross National Happiness' and the implications of this relationship on these issues.

Document type: Book Section
Version: Secondary publication
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2009 16:11
Faculties / Institutes: Research Organisations / Academies > Centre for Bhutan Studies
DDC-classification: Social sciences
Controlled Keywords: Bruttonationalglück, Entwicklungsmodell, Verantwortlichkeit
Uncontrolled Keywords: Entwicklungsstrategie , Rechenschaftspflicht, Gross National Happiness , Model for Devlopment , Accountability
Subject (classification): Economics