3, July, 2016
REGIONAL EVIDENCE PAPER

The Deficits in Horizontal Accountability in Argentina: A Tale of two worlds

This paper looks at the cornerstone of the institutional weaknesses in the Latin America, namely, the executive-legislative relationship and horizontal accountability (HA).

What are the determinants of the low performance of horizontal accountability mechanisms in Latin America and especially in Argentina?

In order to address this central question we studied a set of accountability mechanisms using a mix methods approach. The research is organized in two parts: the first explores definitions of horizontal accountability and its mechanisms and determines the extent to which HA mechanisms are useful fit for our case studies. The objective of this first part is to identify whether there is a gap between what is stated in law and what actually takes place, and what the consequences are for non-compliance. The second part aims to understand the determinants that help explain levels of low accountability.

AUTHORS:
Natalia Aquilino
Julia Pomare
Agustina Suaya
Maria Page

The authors of this research worked at CIPPEC

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