Accountability of Institutional Performance of the Regional People's Representative Council (DPRD) of North Kalimantan Province in Forming Regional Legal Products


Accountability is a crucial aspect in the process of developing regional legal products. This study holds significance for enhancing good governance, strengthening the rule of law, and improving the quality of legislation at the regional level. The research aims to analyze the accountability of DPRD institutions in producing regional regulations, employing qualitative methods. Data were collected through in-depth interviews, observations, and documentation, and analyzed using data reduction, data display, and conclusion drawing/verification techniques. The research findings revealed that the regional representative council of northern Kalimantan demonstrates accountability in forming regional legal products. This is evident in the transparency and liability of the process, as well as the responsibility in creating legal products that adhere to existing regulations. However, it was noted that many Propemperda have not been prioritized, and several drafts lack in-depth study, either in the form of a statement or an academic text. Therefore, it is crucial to improve the responsiveness of the DPRD by increasing the number of initial regional regulation drafts and conducting further studies for the drafts.

Keywords: accountability, local regulation, regional legal product

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