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Nov'18

GPSA Global Partners Forum 2018 Resources and Takeaways

  The fifth edition of the Global Partners Forum of the Global Partnership for Social Accountability took place from October 30 to November 1st 2018 in Washington. This year, the GPSA Global Partners Network, which includes practitioners and thought leaders across civil society, governments, academia and business, alongside World Bank staff, seeked to better understand how countries’ public finances can be more effectively used to invest in improving people’s wellbeing and productivity , and how citizens and Civil Society organizations …

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04

Oct'18

The management of the Knowledge Platform passes to the GPSA

Dear GPSA Knowledge Platform friends, After more than four years, and thanks to our 4,500 members, who actively and regularly contribute to its activities, materials, reflections, and news and events, the GPSA Knowledge Platform has become a very dynamic knowledge exchange and networking platform. Together with all of you, we have organized and participated in 42 webinars, 11 expert e-forums and one e-learning course, and we have published 38 blog posts and many other social accountability stories from around the …

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27

Sep'18

Facilitating pause & reflect

Pausing and reflecting on a regular basis helps us to identify what’s working and what needs adapting and it allows us to consider the impact of changes in the operating environment or context. This toolkit from USAID provides some approaches for facilitating pause and reflection.

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24

Sep'18

Beyond the tools: Participatory power analysis as the missing ingredient in local governance programming

This blog post was originally published in CARE Insights on August 1st, 2018. LOGIN is a learning and knowledge-sharing network that aims to support the ongoing decentralisation processes of countries in Asia, toward effective and responsive local governments. To date, LOGIN’s membership spans 12 Asian countries and includes elected representatives, training institutions, think tanks, government departments, and local and international NGOs, among others. Participants in the study tour were able to compare and contrast Bangladesh’s ambitious legal framework for citizen …

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19

Sep'18

GPSA Global Partners Forum 2018

    October 30 – November 1 World Bank Group | Washington, DC   Welcome to the fifth edition of the Global Partners Forum of the Global Partnership for Social Accountability! Money matters in the public sector, with emphasis on human capital, is the theme of the 2018 GPSA Global Partners Forum. This year the Global Partners Forum seeks to better understand how countries’ public finances can be more effectively used to invest in improving people’s wellbeing and productivity , and how citizens and Civil Society organizations can …

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11

Sep'18

Making Budgets work for Gender Equality in Ethiopia

Despite strong legal frameworks for gender equality, Ethiopian women still have a lot of catching up to do. They occupy a low status in society and their developmental outcomes are still well below those of men. Ethiopia has started to support Gender Responsive Budging (GRB), but is this creating the desired effect on gender equality? The Ethiopia Social Accountability Program phase 2 (ESAP2) introduced GRB tool in almost a quarter of Ethiopia’s 1000 districts across five public services: education, health, …

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23

Aug'18

Public Affairs Index 2018 – Governance in the States of India – Children of India

Public Affairs Index (PAI) is a data driven platform to rank the 30 States of India from the lens of governance. While it is a complex task to rank the Indian states which are economically, culturally and socially so diverse, Public Affairs Centre (PAC) has developed PAI as a unique statistical tool to evaluate the performance of governance in the States. PAI is largely based on secondary data and has been extracted from Union Government Ministries and Departments. PAI 2016 …

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30

Jul'18

How to enhance Access to Information and citizen participation, and, at the same time, accomplish sexual and reproductive rights? Lo Público es Nuestro

“Now that I have information I feel empowered, I see information not as a curiosity but as a right”. Ana Laura Rodríguez Cortés, researcher from Morelos, Mexico. Information-based advocacy is one of the most effective tools to enhance human rights and make governments accountable. At the Instituto de Liderazgo Simone de Beauvoir1 in Mexico, we are aware of such premises and work at a community level in 13 states to increase social accountability in health and reproductive services at primary health …

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28

Jul'18

“Voice of the voiceless” Learning from SORADI’s project to strengthen accountability in Hargeisa

This paper provides a successful example of addressing both supply- and demand-side issues to improve local governance in Hargeisa, Somalia. It highlights how, when done in tandem, building coalitions and strengthening capacity within government institutions can achieve results which can improve state-citizen relations and government responsiveness, as well as empower citizens. Citizens’ ability to seek accountability from Hargeisa Local Council is highly constrained, SORADI’s evidence-based, coalition-building model provides some clues as to what an effective approach might look like. Drawing …

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Jul'18

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