Results Reporting, Parliament and Public Debate: What's New in Accountability?


This paper is the first in a series of three papers on government accountability by Donald Lenihan, Director of the Centre for Collaborative Government, John Godfrey, M.P. for Don Valley West and John Williams, M.P. for St. Albert. It explains how accountability has been understood in the past and how results-based accountability differs from it. The paper goes on to assess some of the challenges and opportunities the new trend poses for government, democracy and public debate in Canada.