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Trust in government is increasingly an issue of concern everywhere. Analyse the statement. Also suggest some measures so that public institutions can be more trust- worthy for citizens.

Topic : Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration: Status and problems; ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions; laws, rules, regulations and conscience as sources of ethical guidance; accountability and ethical governance; strengthening of ethical and moral values in governance; ethical issues in international relations and funding; corporate governance.

7. Trust in government is increasingly an issue of concern everywhere. Analyse the statement. Also suggest some measures so that public institutions can be more trust- worthy for citizens. (250 words)

Reference: Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude by Lexicon Publications

Why the question:

The question talks about the factor of trust and its importance in Governance.

Key Demand of the question:

Explain the importance of trust in the government and in what way lack of it can be an issue and threat to democracy.

Directive:

AnalyzeWhen asked to analyse, you have to examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them as a whole in a summary.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Define trust and its importance.

Body:

The relevance of measures of trust is not in doubt. Measures of interpersonal trust – particularly generalized trust – are of fundamental importance to assessing the well-being of societies, to measuring social capital, and to understanding the drivers of other social and economic outcomes.

Discuss in what way trust can be measured in the society or of the public in the government.

Explain its importance; discuss the stakeholders who are responsible in ensuring trust of the people in the government. Give suitable examples.

Conclusion:

Conclude with way forward.