Accountability e trasparenza nella PA: tra retorica e realtà


A seguito dei recenti interventi normativi (d.lgs. 33/2013, d.lgs. 97/2016), i temi relativi all’accountability e alla trasparenza nelle pubbliche amministrazioni sono entrati pienamente nel dibattito scientifico, politico e pubblico. Il presente contributo intende presentare un’analisi del significato e delle implicazioni operative dei concetti di trasparenza ed accountability. Nel fare questo si evidenzieranno le differenze ed i legami reciproci, così come gli effetti indesiderati che possono generare nella gestione delle amministrazioni pubbliche.

Following recent reforms (d.lgs. 33/2013, d.lgs. 97/2016), the accountability and transparency of the Italian public sector organisations have become two buzzwords in the scientific, political and public debate. The present paper intends to present analysis of the meanings and the operative implications of the application of transparency and accountability. In doing so, the paper highlights the differences, complementarities and relations between transparency and accountability, as well as the potential unintended consequences of their use.

Keywords: Accountability, Transparency, Performance

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