The Global Accountability Report (GAR) presents an assessment of the accountability of the world's most powerful organisations to the people they affect. The Report analyses organisations from the intergovernmental, corporate and non-governmental sectors, according to four dimensions: transparency, participation, evaluation, and complaint and response mechanisms. The organisations are assessed on how they integrate key accountability principles into their organisational policies and the management systems. Together policies and systems make up an organisation’s accountability capability.
The Report is a unique initiative that identifies trailblazers and laggards, highlights specific areas of reform, and provides a global picture of accountability trends and challenges based on quantitative measurements. In doing so, it provides a common frame of reference on accountability and extends the basic principles of democracy to the global level.