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With Publication Comes Responsibility: Using open data for accountability in Benin and Tanzania – A discussion paper

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Elise Dufief

Publisher:Publish what you fund

October 2017

This paper combines primary research from Benin and Tanzania with secondary research on the use of open data for accountability to explore what happens at country-level once it is published: who is interested in using it, how and what for? If the data is not being used, what are the obstacles and how can they be overcome? The first part makes a contribution to a new framework around using data for accountability in partner countries. It recommends firstly that country-level ...

AdvocacyGuide

Advocacy Action Guide: A ToolKit for Strategic Policy Advocacy Campaigns

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Publisher:Bloomberg Advocacy Incubator (BAI) at Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, BAI at Consumers International

Changing public health policy is one of the most effective ways to improve public health on a population-wide scale. Moving a public health issue onto the policy agenda and through the policy making process requires a well-planned strategic advocacy campaign. The components of an advocacy campaign are the same regardless of the advocacy goals. This guide is designed to help civil society organizations plan and conduct effective advocacy campaigns that will result in the adoption and implementation of strong effective ...

EvaluatingDigital

Evaluating Digital Citizen Engagement : A Practical Guide

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Publisher:World Bank Group

2016

With growing demand for transparency, accountability and citizen participation in policy making and service provision, engagement between citizens and their governments, as well as with donors and the private sector that deliver government services, is increasingly important. Increased use of technology brings both opportunities and challenges to citizen engagement processes, including opportunities for collecting, analyzing and evaluating data about these processes. This guide provides practical steps to assess the extent to which digital tools have contributed to citizen engagement and ...

CABRI

The current state of transparency and participation in public finance in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Publisher:The Collaborative Africa Budget Reform Initiative (CABRI)

2017

Transparent and participatory PFM systems are integral to good public financial management.  Budget transparency has improved over time in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), as reflected in the country’s ranking on the latest Open Budget Index (OBI) by the International Budget Partnership (IBP). Despite these developments, the DRC remains in the group of countries that publish limited budget information and provide very few opportunities for participation. This report evaluates progress made in improving budget transparency and participation since the ...

ODIPublicFinancial

Public financial management and health services delivery
Necessary, but not sufficient?

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Bryn Welham, Tom Hart, Shakira Mustapha and Sierd Hadley

Publisher:ODI

2017

The issues of public financial management (PFM) and healthcare have long been of interest to the development policy community. Both issues are relatively well discussed and studied in their own right, but the relationship between them is comparatively under-theorised and under researched. More recently, the debates in both policy fields have started to place more of a premium on understanding the links between the two issues. To support this closer alignment, this research report looks in more detail at the theoretical and empirical ...

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