Accountability is connecting commitments to progress in a justifiable and constructive way, as the IAP 2020’s report explains it.

It has four pillars – Commit, Justify, Implement and Progress. Every single one of these pillars must be present – if just one of them is missing, the whole structure falls.

       Commit: all those who have commitments and a responsibility to act should be clear on their roles and obligations towards achieving agreed goals and realizing rights.

       Justify: decisions and actions related to commitments must be supported and explained on the basis of evidence, rights and the rule of law.

       Implement: core accountability functions of Monitor-Review-Remedy-Act should be institutionalized and implemented in a constructive way to facilitate learning and progress

       Progress: continuous progress towards agreed goals and rights should be ensured, justifying any reversals – this is the human rights principle of  progressive realization’.


Download accountability framework one-pager here, and picture here

(IAP 2020 Report)


Download here (and with subtitles)


Download here

(IAP 2020 Report Launch)

Video of the Accountability checklist available here

For further details, please refer to the IAP 2020 report