Responsibility vs Accountability Culture

In our culture there is a high desire by people to be responsible.  Individuals want to prestige of taking on the responsibility and others like to delegate responsibility to free themselves of the demands. So, the systems looks like it is a match made for each other.  Unfortunately, at the same time as responsibilities are being doled out and absorbed by their recipients, there is an unfortunate gap in the accountability which goes along with the responsibility accepted.  Look around you at those taking on responsibility and then look at the results of the actions associated with those responsibilities.  Do you see alignment?