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Dec'14

GPSA Webinar: The Risks of Conditional Cash Transfer Programs and how to reduce them: the Role of Transparency, Participation and Social Accountability

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    December 11, 10:00 am EST About the Webinar: The design and implementation processes of Conditional Cash Transfer programs (CCTs) make them prone to two major risks: 1) mistaking the part for the whole (synecdoche risk) and 2) increasing the power gap between beneficiaries and authorities at the local level (power gap risk). The synecdoche risk of CCTs lies in the fact that, often, CCTs seem to be the only alternative to combat poverty, which makes it difficult to insert them ...

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    Oct'14

    GPSA Webinar and Expert Forum
    Engaging Marginalised Communities in the Process of Accountability in Health – COPASAH Perspectives and Experiences

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      Webinar with Edward Premdas Pinto Expert Forum with Walter Flores Many health systems in low, middle and high-income countries are highly hierarchical and have little interest in promoting empowerment of people for them to demand accountability and in increasing active participation in decision-making. Similarly, many accountability practices are expert led and are tool based and engage little with the communities. This particularly affects marginalized populations (by race, religion, gender, sexual preference, ethnicity, etc.) that suffer exclusion not only from health ...

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      Oct'14

      GPSA Webinar
      Applying political economy analysis to social accountability – The CARE experience

        | Marine

        October 14, 2014, 10:00 am EDT About the Webinar Political Economy Analysis (PEA) for the development sector has been around for a couple of decades, mainly driven by the awareness that understanding and engaging with the context is crucial to set up sustainable and effective programmes. “Thinking and working politically” is the latest trend in the governance circles; however this is easier said than done. While we understand better how to analyse the context, we still struggle to use the ...

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        Aug'14

        GPSA Webinar
        Promoting Social Accountability in the Education Sector: Experiences from the Philippines

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            September 2, 2014, 09:00 am EDT   About the webinar Although substantial gains have been achieved in developing countries in the last decades in relation to children’s access to education, trends in education quality have been much harder to monitor and measure. Many CSOs around the world have therefore identified the need to increase transparency and accountability in the education sector and have implemented social accountability initiatives. In this webinar, Joy Aceron from Government Watch (G-Watch) – Ateneo School ...

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          Jul'14

          GPSA Webinar
          Beyond Theories of Change: Working Politically for Transparency and Accountability

            | Marine

            July 23, 10:00 am EST About the Webinar In order to sharpen the understanding and the role of CSOs in promoting change across varied and complex environments, organizations must (and many do) embed political thinking and politically-informed strategies in their Theories of Change (ToCs). In this webinar, Brendan Halloran will draw on emerging insights and concrete experiences from researchers, funders and CSOs working on transparency and accountability issues to frame a discussion about the importance of thinking and working politically ...

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