The political responsiveness and accountability sub-component aims at creating conditions for elected leaders to be more responsive to citizens’ needs and concerns and increasingly more accountable for their performance in office.
- Citizens are more knowledgeable about their political rights and responsibilities in democratic processes and the roles and mandates of their elected leaders.
- Citizens have means and avenues for expressing their needs and concerns, and for holding political leaders accountable for their performance.
- Political parties and legislative bodies exercise effective scrutiny over the performance of the Executive and Administration.
- The skill set and knowledge base of elected and aspiring leaders, particularly youth and women, is developed.