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TUMI QUISPE, Jesús Evaristo. Accountability in the management of the municipal government of Puno-Peru (2011-2018). Comuni@cción [online]. 2020, vol.11, n.1, pp.63-76. ISSN 2219-7168.

In the management of municipal governments, access to information and transparency on public investment and budget execution is very restricted, since semi-annual or annual reports are generally accessed with reluctance and limitations, which makes not only effective the social control but also accountability. The research aimed to understand the mechanisms of the accountability process that is implemented in the management of the municipal government of Puno. The study is of a documentary and qualitative nature. The empirical reference is based on the analysis of information corresponding to the financial years of 2011 - 2018. The results are: Accountability in the management of the municipal government of Puno conditioned by the political will of the municipal authorities and officials and in the Institutionalization of participatory mechanisms for access to information and transparency denotes a partial nature, of an aggregate nature and not very representative, expressed in public hearings. The aspects considered emphasize the legislative work, the budget report, the prioritized projects and the consolidated expenses and investment report, which were very global in nature. The limited representation is expressed in that the participants in the public hearings were the directors of the construction management committees, the users of the prioritized projects and sympathizers of the political organization of the municipal authority. Conclusion: The accountability process of the municipal government of Puno implemented through centralized or decentralized public hearings, had a partial, aggregate character and limited representativeness.

Keywords : Local government; public investment; access to information; transparency; accountability.

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