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The Writing on the Wall: RTI comes to Malav

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In the Indian state of Gujarat, the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) and its partner, Nagrik Adhikar Kendra (Citizens' Rights Centre) worked with local public authorities to transform a rural town into a model for the proactive disclosure of information. This short film shows their success in bringing Right to Information to Malav.

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Mapping Context for Social Accountability

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Context is critical in shaping, making and breaking social accountability interventions. However, there are very few systematic attempts to help practitioners tailor social accountability to contextual variation. This resource papers seeks to outline the main contextual factors that appear to be critical to social accountability, to examine how social accountability interventions interact with the context to bring about change, to explore the operational implications of these interactions, and to offer a flexible analytical framework to guide practitioners wanting to undertake analysis prior to engaging in demand-side activities.

Check My School. A Case Study on Citizens’ Monitoring of the Education Sector in the Philippines

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This case study sheds light on the design and implementation features of the first pilot cycle of Check My School (CMS) in public schools across the Philippines. The case study discusses the general political background and operating environment of the CMS project. It also provides a step-by-step analysis of the first CMS project cycle in 2011, examining its accomplishments and challenges, and provides lessons from the first pilot year of the project’s operation. The case study concludes with recommendations for projects that aim to follow the footsteps of CMS.

Topic Guide on Political Economy Analysis

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This topic guide provides pointers to some of the key literature on donor approaches to political economy analysis and its effectiveness in different contexts. It includes examples of analyses and tools applied at country, sector and programme level.

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The Info-Activism How-to Guide. Strategies and Tools for Digital

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This how-to guide from the Tactical Technology Collective provides interesting strategies and practical tips on creating effective digital advocacy campaings. It also features a few examples of info-activism around the world.

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