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Political Accountability

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  The well-being of a state depends on two principle factors: representative voice and accountability. According to the World Bank’s annual World Development Report (2004), accountability has five features: delegation, finance, information, performance, and enforceability. Weakness in any one of these can open the door for bad governance. Citizens of a state face many problems: hospitals without doctors, schools without teachers, dry taps, unlit houses, and above all, the sense of powerlessness in the face of the state. When politicians are unaccountable, their connection with their constituents breaks down, and they can get away with delivering inadequate services. In the

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