At head of title: Department of Economic and Social Affairs. Annexes (p. 117-139): 1. Countries and territories with economic and social councils and similar institutions -- 2. Participatory budgeting methodology -- 3. Civil society participation in major public programmes and its impact on public service delivery expressed through the progressive deterioration of public services -- 4. Table on public accountability -- 5. Correlation of political rights and civil liberties to corruption : global and regional variations. Available also at UN Public Administration Network (viewed 22 Jan. 2009). Includes bibliographical references (p. 107-116).