GPSA Knowledge Platform

Escaparate

21

May

Power to the people?: Learning from the case of Citizen Voice and Action

Failures in essential public services persist where citizens cannot influence layers of policy decision-making and implementation needed for functioning services. Resigned to low policy influence, citizens disengage. Disengagement enables politicians and service providers to neglect core duties to fund and provide acceptable services. Repeated cycles of these processes destroy constructive relationships and expectations essential for mutual accountability, eventually producing accountability traps. To advance our understanding of these real-world traps, this thesis investigates instances of such traps in health and education …

Read More

19

Apr

Choosing and engaging with citizen generated data- A guide

The past decades have seen the rise of many citizen-generated data (CGD) projects. A plethora of concepts and initiatives use CGD to achieve many goals, ranging from citizen science, citizen sensing, and environmental monitoring to participatory mapping, community-based monitoring, and community policing. This guide will help organisations understand if CGD is suitable for their proposed project as well as what type of data is appropriate for their needs. Each section of this guide is accompanied by examples if CGD examples. The guide summarizes experiences from extensive research, and draws inspiration from existing toolkits to recommend civic technologies, as well as the many existing toolkits for participatory mapping, citizen sensing, citizen science and other data-related activities.

Read More

20

Dec

HOW DOES SOCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY HELP RESOLVE THE LEARNING CRISIS?

In the 2015 Sustainable Development Goals, countries committed to ensuring inclusive and quality education for all and promoting lifelong learning. Three years later, the 2018 World Development Report warns that education globally is in a crisis. Learning outcomes remain poor, schools are failing learners, and systems are failing­ schools.­ The­ WDR ­identifes­ policy ­actions to turn around the learning crisis. The 2017-18 Global Education Monitoring Report calls for broad based engagement of stakeholders to increase accountability in education policy and service. This­ document ­aims ­to­ briefly­ present­ pathways that can …

Read More

14

Dec

SEND-Ghana: experiences from giving Ghana’s government a place in the driver’s seat of our social accountability project

In the past two or more decades in Ghana, the perception among citizens that government was insensitive to Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), particularly Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), in opening up spaces for engagement in governance was strong and continue to persist. On the other hand, CSOs/NGOs were seen as antagonistic in their approach to dealing with government and, even if they did engage, they were often oblivious of government processes and when and how to engage to make the expected impact. In this note, SEND-Ghana, an NGO with over a decade …

Read More

19

Apr

GPSA Note: ‘Learning journeys’ for adaptive management – Where does it take us?

Learning-by-doing and adaptation happens all the time at the frontline, and as a means of survival. So how can it be reflcted across the sector as a whole – from individual citizen through to international donor through adaptive management?

Read More

How Can I Contribute to the Knowledge Platform

You may contribute to the Knowledge Platform in many different ways: you can send and disseminate your social accountability materials (toolkits, reports, videos, etc.) in the knowledge repository; you can contact, interact and collaborate with other peers and join a global community of social accountability practitioners; you can participate in the different learning and knowledge exchange activities of the GPSA KP such as online courses, thematic forums, webinars and blogs; and you can develop a partnership with the GPSA KP to implement collaborative knowledge activities.

2016 GPSA Knowledge Portal. All rights reserved | Terms and Conditions
To participate in all the learning and sharing activities, you need to be registered Click here to create your account