Proposing Accountability Index for Indonesia’s Local Government
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- Accountability, Accountability Index, Corruption, Local Government, Principle Component Analysis
The purpose of the study is to develop a comprehensive accountability index for Indonesia’s local governments and to provide evidence regarding the relationship between an accountability index and corruption. We use data from a local government performance report from 2011-2014, identifying several indicators that match the accountability criteria. Principal component analysis is used to reduce twelve variables to the following three major components of accountability: administrative accountability, report timeliness, and financial accountability. From these three components, we develop an accountability index that represents a comprehensive measurement of local government accountability. The result of the multiple regression test shows that a higher accountability index is associated with lower corruption. The important implication of the study is that local governments can measure their level of accountability using a score from the Local Government Performance Report. Moreover, local governments are encouraged to increase their accountability, especially their administrative and financial accountability, as this has proven to reduce corruption. The accountability index proposed in this study can be one of the best alternatives for measuring accountability rather than using a single measure.
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TY - CONF AU - Dyah Setyaningrum PY - 2017/08 DA - 2017/08 TI - Proposing Accountability Index for Indonesia’s Local Government BT - Proceedings of the 6th International Accounting Conference (IAC 2017) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 54 EP - 58 SN - 2352-5428 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/iac-17.2018.10 DO - 10.2991/iac-17.2018.10 ID - Setyaningrum2017/08 ER -