Transforming American Governance: Rebooting the Public by Alan P. Balutis, Dwight Ink

By Alan P. Balutis, Dwight Ink

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In spite of the successes of informal networks, there are critics. Some worry over the implications for public accountability. Because there is no accountability of the electorate over government, actors in informal networks, even government ones, cannot be easily controlled, monitored, or held accountable. Others fear that informal networks might clash with formal structures, causing still more problems. Others fear wasteful duplication and inefficiency. And there are those who fret about the diminution of government.

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Had congressional support been in place, there is little doubt that the administration would have eliminated USAID in favor of the MCC model. MCC’s first two years of operation compelled Congress, in a bipartisan attack under Republican leadership, to de-fund the agency. MCC, when brought into existence, was at best an idea. No one in the administration had done serious work on design and implementation. Policymakers made serious errors in judgment about how agency management would work. Only a handful of procurement officers, for example, were taken on board to write complex performance contracts with developing country governments.

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