Reforms rather than forced commitments

With its recent initiation, the government is planning to hold the Chief Administrative Officers (CAOs) at the local levels accountable by making them sign an 18 points commitment. The list ranges from strengthening the local governments and their institutional capacity to controlling corruption within the local governments’ vicinity. Despite the terms of commitment being misleading, it may not be in vain. The CAOs will be promising to achieve multiple goals such as training the employees, timely publishing of documents on the website, and also timely self-evaluation of the institution. If the CAOs agree to the commitments and manage to achieve it, it is most likely to improve the performance of the local levels. Continue reading..