Organization, Mandate, Performance: Public Accounts Committees from the Asian Region

18 Pages Posted: 22 Jul 2013

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Riccardo Pelizzo

Nazarbayev University

Sruti bandyopadhyay

World Bank - World Bank Institute (WBI)

Date Written: July 22, 2013

Abstract

PACs from Asia are bigger, better staffed and more likely to be chaired by an opposition MP than PACs in the rest of the world. These three characteristics are offset by the fact that in Asian PACs opposition parties are not represented nearly as well as they are in the rest of the world. In terms of mandate, PACs in Asia have on average a much wider mandate than they do elsewhere. In terms of activity, the data collected by WBI in collaboration with CPA suggest that PACs in Asia hold more meetings and hearings, but conclude fewer inquiries and, as a result, produce fewer reports.

Keywords: public accounts committees, legislative oversight, Asia, governance, corruption

Suggested Citation

Pelizzo, Riccardo and bandyopadhyay, Sruti, Organization, Mandate, Performance: Public Accounts Committees from the Asian Region (July 22, 2013). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2296752 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2296752

Riccardo Pelizzo (Contact Author)

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Sruti Bandyopadhyay

World Bank - World Bank Institute (WBI) ( email )

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Washington, DC 20433
United States

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