Responsibility and Accountability

… a core topic in Ethics, Rights, and Accountability and Atlas111M

resposibility1Topic description

This topic examines the nature of personal responsibility and accountability in public management settings, and the mechanisms used by institutions to enhance accountability.

Topic learning outcome

Familiarity with the principles of responsibility and accountability, as well as the uses of accountability frameworks, and their key characteristics.

Core concepts associated with this topic
Abuse of Authority


Accountability Framework


Delegation Matrix

Delegation of Authority

Due Diligence

Management Accountability Framework

Thompson’s Three Models of Public Sector Accountability

Values and Ethics Codes


To come

Assessment questions

To come

Page created by: Ian Clark, last modified on 11 April 2017.

Image: Milind Jadhav, at, accessed 31 May 2016.