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24

Aug

Democratic Accountability in Service Delivery : A practical guide to identify improvements through assessment

This guide aims to strengthen democratic accountability (both social and political accountability) in service delivery in both emerging and consolidated democracies. As democracy is ultimately about popular control over decision-making and political equality, International IDEA has designed a methodology that allows for a broad and participatory assessment process based on local ownership. A participatory approach is, in fact, as important as the assessment process and its findings. The guide is available in different lenguages: Arabic, English, Bahasa Indonesia, Burmese, French, Kiswahili, ...

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24

Aug

Assessing Democratic Accountability In Service Delivery

This report presents a summary of an assessment carried out by the Office of the Ombudsman of the extent to which Malawian citizens, acting directly or through their political representatives, have access to effective means of redress and accountability in case of failures in the provision of their solid waste management service. The report highlights views of public officials from central and local government, civil society organizations (CSOs), traditional leaders, ordinary citizens and politicians who were consulted about their actual ...

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24

Aug

Democratic Accountability and Service Delivery: A Desk Review

This paper seeks to identify and document how different modalities of democratic accountability are linked to improved service delivery in developing democracies. The work extends an agenda proposed by International IDEA’s Democracy and Development programme to better understand the workings of accountability mechanisms. This paper addresses a double democratic challenge: to strengthen formal and legal mechanisms that allow citizens to articulate and voice their policy concerns, and to encourage elected and non-elected representatives to effectively respond to the provision of ...

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24

Aug

From Old Public Administration to the New Public Service

Public administration in the 21st century is undergoing dramatic change. This is the case not only in advanced economies, but also in many parts of the developing world. Problems faced by governments are increasingly complex, ‘wicked’ and global, rather than simple, linear, and national in focus.  But prevailing ideas about public sector reform often do not fully encompass the significance or implications of these wider developments. This paper argues that public sector reform efforts in developing countries should embrace these ...

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4

Sep

Delhi Social Audit
A Chief Minister’s Initiative

Published by: The Public Affairs Foundation Date: June 2014 This report reviews the results of two Social Audits that the Public Affairs Foundation (PAF) conducted on the Delhi State Government’s demand. The first one provided a good diagnosis of the critical problems affecting public services in New Delhi, allowing policymakers to pinpoint specific areas were delivery was falling short, such as drinking water, food and civil Supplies, education, health care, among others. The second one helped measure the advances and ...

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