Get 20M+ Full-Text Papers For Less Than $1.50/day. Start a 14-Day Trial for You or Your Team.

Learn More →

The effect of fiscal accountability and transparency on service delivery in the Nigerian public sector

The effect of fiscal accountability and transparency on service delivery in the Nigerian public... This study examined the effect of fiscal accountability and transparency on service delivery in the Nigerian public sector. The study obtained usable data from 120 respondents through questionnaire from a sample size of 150 respondents selected randomly out of the population of 2,059 staff in five ministries in Lagos State, Nigeria. Furthermore, using convenience sampling method, 105 usable data were obtained from the consumers of services provided by these five ministries out of the 150 copies of questionnaire administered on them. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used to analyse the data. Findings of the study indicate that each of the individual independent variables has significant positive relationship with the dependent variable. The study also suggests that the combined effect of accountability and transparency appears to have greater effect on service delivery than any of the individual components. The paper recommends amongst others, that re-direction of government efforts to the public sector by upholding and being sincere with the practice of accountability and transparency will improve service delivery in the Nigerian public sector. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png African Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance Inderscience Publishers

The effect of fiscal accountability and transparency on service delivery in the Nigerian public sector

Loading next page...
 
/lp/inderscience-publishers/the-effect-of-fiscal-accountability-and-transparency-on-service-v1Z8JjrVRS
Publisher
Inderscience Publishers
Copyright
Copyright © Inderscience Enterprises Ltd
ISSN
2046-8083
eISSN
2046-8091
DOI
10.1504/AJAAF.2019.105117
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

This study examined the effect of fiscal accountability and transparency on service delivery in the Nigerian public sector. The study obtained usable data from 120 respondents through questionnaire from a sample size of 150 respondents selected randomly out of the population of 2,059 staff in five ministries in Lagos State, Nigeria. Furthermore, using convenience sampling method, 105 usable data were obtained from the consumers of services provided by these five ministries out of the 150 copies of questionnaire administered on them. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used to analyse the data. Findings of the study indicate that each of the individual independent variables has significant positive relationship with the dependent variable. The study also suggests that the combined effect of accountability and transparency appears to have greater effect on service delivery than any of the individual components. The paper recommends amongst others, that re-direction of government efforts to the public sector by upholding and being sincere with the practice of accountability and transparency will improve service delivery in the Nigerian public sector.

Journal

African Journal of Accounting, Auditing and FinanceInderscience Publishers

Published: Jan 1, 2019

There are no references for this article.