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From tactical to strategic efforts in T&A in Mexico’s natural resource management

By Eduardo Rolon, E-learning course participant Many of us that work with transparency and accountability (T&A) tools have wondered how to pass from denouncing to policy change. The course “Fostering Strategic Social Accountability” organised by the Global Partnership for Social Accountability Knowledge Platform may have provided us with some clues where to look at, thinking more strategically and broadly in our efforts. One of the most interesting topics in this course was the difference between strategic and tactical ap-proaches to ...

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A question of gravity – how do we get social accountability off the ground?

By Joseph Wales The debate around social accountability is on the move. While once the crucial question was whether it could produce tangible results, the debate now centres on what social accountability can achieve (and when, and where, and, crucially, how). Recent collaborative research from CARE International and the Overseas Development Institute explored these questions for a single programme (CARE’s community score cards) across a range of sub-Saharan African countries (Ethiopia, Malawi, Rwanda and Tanzania). It found a wide range ...

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Challenges in the Education Sector among GPSA Grantees

By Luis Esquivel The Global Partnership for Social Accountability (GPSA) supports collaboration between social accountability initiatives and government agencies to solve specific governance challenges. To date, it supports a total 23 projects in 17 countries. Nine of these projects tackle governance challenges in education, making this sector the most prominent among GPSA grantees. These nine education grants — from Ghana, Malawi (2 grants), Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Philippines (funded by Open Society Foundations), Tunisia and Uganda — focus on increasing quality ...

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Right to Participation – claiming the rightful space

By Kaustuv K. Bandyopadhyay At the turn of the millennium decentralised local governance was the mantra of the era. A significant number of developing countries in 1990’s and 2000 have had engineered some form of decentralisation of governance. In most of these countries, this wave of decentralisation also accompanied new spaces for citizen participation aimed at deepening democracy, ensuring effective service delivery and making development more inclusive. After decades of experimentation on decentralised local governance, it may be pertinent to ...

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Social Audit: What Happens When the Government does not Collaborate?

By Sowmya Kidambi   When it comes to human needs, safe, clean, and functioning toilets are one of the most basic services that any government can provide. In South Africa, unlike in many other countries, the right of access to toilets, water, and other sanitation services is enshrined in the constitution. It is in this context that the Social Justice Coalition (SJC) and Ndifuna Ukwazi (NU) have been trying to engage the government of the City of Cape Town on ...

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How Can I Contribute to the Knowledge Platform

You may contribute to the Knowledge Platform in many different ways: you can send and disseminate your social accountability materials (toolkits, reports, videos, etc.) in the knowledge repository; you can contact, interact and collaborate with other peers and join a global community of social accountability practitioners; you can participate in the different learning and knowledge exchange activities of the GPSA KP such as online courses, thematic forums, webinars and blogs; and you can develop a partnership with the GPSA KP to implement collaborative knowledge activities.

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