Accountability is about good relationships. It is about taking our responsibility seriously and explaining our decisions and actions to others, such as donors, peers and the people we serve. We also have a role in holding others accountable to us and to poor people.
This edition of Footsteps looks at accountability in different situations at community level. The centre pages focus on financial accountability and provide practical ideas for keeping treasurers accountable. There are also articles about accountability in water councils and savings groups.