Essay on The Development Goals For Public Service Delivery

1043 Words May 7th, 2016 5 Pages
In recent times, there has been a growing public demand to hold the public administration accountable, since, due to increasing access to information, various forms of administrative corruptions and irregularities are starting to become more transparent. Two primary goals in the administration: (a) Increase efficiency in public service delivery. This has been necessitated by preparation of development plans at the national level as well as with the adoption of well targeted goals at the international level namely the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs from 2000 to 2015) and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs from 2016 to 2030, popularly known as 2030 Development Agenda); (b) To reduce corruption which has become a major problem worldwide especially in developing countries such as Bangladesh.

According to the Transparency International, corruption is operationally defined as the misuse of entrusted power for private gain. It can be classified as grand, petty and political, depending on the amounts of money lost and the sector where it occurs. (Transparency International)

The World Bank holds the view that corruption sabotages policies and programs that aim to reduce poverty, so attacking Corruption is critical to poverty reduction.

Swedish SIDA maintains that corruption occurs when organizations or individuals profit improperly through their position in an activity and thereby cause damage or lose.

According to the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC)…

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