Annual accountability reports summarize activities, accomplishments and performance related to the annual business plans for the fiscal year. Annual accountability reports are published by the Government of Nova Scotia, along with departments, selected public service entities and Crown corporations.
Under Section 60 of the Finance Act, Government's annual accountability report must be submitted to the House of Assembly no later than December 31st following the end of a fiscal year. Treasury Board requires departments, selected public service entities and Crown corporations to publish their annual accountability reports and provide the information required to complete the government report, according to these guidelines.
The Government of Nova Scotia is committed to the principles of open and accountable government. Accountability is enhanced by regular reporting to the House of Assembly and the public on results and accomplishments relative to the goals, priorities and performance measures set out in business plans for the fiscal year. Annual business plans and accountability reports are essential tools for government and agencies to assess organizational performance.