Governance: An international journal of policy, administration and institutions

Kerala’s ombudsman: potential limited by an unresponsive state government

In a research note in the current issue of Governance, Joshua Stark reports on the first decade of work by the ombudsman of the Indian state of Kerala.  Kerala was one of a host of jurisdictions in the developing world that adopted the ombudsman model to improve accountability within government.  Kerala’s ombudsman has had notable successes but its potential is “constrained by an unresponsive state government,” Stark says.  The note is based on a longer study supported by Centre for Policy Research and the Research Foundation for Governance for India.  Read the research note.

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May 15, 2011 at 12:14 pm

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