An inquiry into performance reports of municipalities in terms of fulfilment of accountability requirement: case of Turkey
This study seeks to analyze the level of accountability of the municipalities in their performance reports by use of the data and information contained in the performance auditing reports of the municipalities in Turkey. To this end, a specific method has been devised to determine the level of accountability of the audited municipalities with reference to the performance auditing reports of 2015. Based on the findings, the municipalities are ranked in terms of their performance, from the highest point to the lowest. The ranking reveals that the metropolitan cities and their district municipalities are more successful than the provincial municipalities. The study further reveals that the age of the mayor and the geographical location have a determinative effect upon the level of accountability as exhibited in the performance reports.