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24

Jul'18

Mythbusting confidentiality in public contracting

Transparency and openness around this spending can help improve the competitiveness, integrity and efficiency of the contracting process. Concern about confidentiality of information in the contracts obscures vital details from the public, challenges better decision-making and monitoring of the procurement process and public spending. The Open Contracting Partnership talked to over 70 experts from more than 20 countries and found surprisingly little evidence that supports keeping contracting information secret. This handy guide and report will help you with arguments and …

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24

Jul'18

Beyond watchdog journalism: Media and Social Accountability – Research Report

The following report is an exploratory case study analysis of social accountability monitoring of the Eastern Cape Department of Education by the Public Service Accountability Monitor (PSAM) and mainstream media in the Eastern Cape. It provides in-depth analysis of the education programme’s work within PSAM and a study of newspaper coverage of education in the Eastern Cape. The argument made herein, is that for either civil society or the media to be effective in holding duty bearers to account, and …

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19

Jul'18

Voting with Freedom: The experience of Verificado 2018 and its role in promoting public deliberation during Mexican elections

On July 1st, 2018, Mexico had the largest election process in history: in one single day, 3,416 elected office posts were voted. Since the presidential transition in 2000, Mexican democracy has achieved a greater maturity stage. As a result of this, the public speech and deliberations during the electoral campaigns have sophisticated. Candidates and their teams now advance diverse complex policy proposals in the public arena. Fortunately, there is an ecosystem of academics, civil society organizations and citizens that could …

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17

Jul'18

Social Accountability in the Mexican Mining Sector: A Fight to End Privileges and Impunity

Mexico is the world’s largest producer of silver and is among the top ten producers of gold, copper, lead and zinc. Since the Mexican government signed the NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement), Canadian mining experienced a boom in the country. There are currently 24,709 mining licenses in Mexico, 65% of them operate with Canadian capital, followed by US capital (13.2%) and Mexican ones with 9.2%. Companies and the government argue that mining is an important source of employment and …

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09

Jul'18

Save the date! 2018 GPSA Global Partners Forum

The annual Global Partners Forum will once again gather practitioners and thought leaders across civil society, governments, academia and business at the World Bank headquarters in Washington, DC. The global summit on social accountability for development will take place on October 30th – November 1st, 2018. To learn more about the Forum, visit the 2017 Forum webpage (https://bit.ly/2lDDApr), watch the short Impression Video (https://bit.ly/2L1RXit) and check out the photos from last year.

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