Advocacy and activism

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Apr

What is Learning? A Model for Challenging Times

Authors: Etienne and Beverly Wenger-Trayner Published by: Wenger-Trayner Date: January 2015 In this short video, Beverly and Etienne Wenger-Trayner condensed their model of social learning and describes a describes a framework. It succinctly conveys some key ideas about learning and its value and draws on a few examples, including a project financed by the World Bank Institute and GIZ on Learning partnerships in the program for capacity building to strengthen good financial governance in Southern and Eastern Africa. View the …

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13

Mar

Civic Activism Toolkit

Published by: Building Change Trust The Civic Activism Toolkit was launched by the Building Change Trust. The toolkit supports the sector to advocate for a more open, participatory and accountable model of governance. It contains three main sections: 1) Top Tips: collected wisdom from experienced local practitioners on what works and what doesn’t, 2) Some Local Insipration: four case studies of innovative civic activism initiatives in Northern Ireland, 3) Tools Directory: a compilation of 29 tools and approaches from around …

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15

Jan

Measuring Open Data’s Impact of Brazilian National and Sub-national Budget Transparency Websites and its Impacts on People’s Rights

Authors: Nathalie Beghin and Carmela Zigoni Published by: Institute for Socioeconomic Studies (INESC) Date: July 2014 This exploratory research from the Brazilian Institute for Socioeconomic Studies is designed to contribute to increasing knowledge about open data in Brazil. The research is divided into two stages: a quantitative and a qualitative stage. Read more

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16

Oct

Incidencia de la rendición de cuentas en la gobernanza y la gestión del agua – Un análisis regional de cuatro casos de estudio en América Latina

Published by: the United Nations Development Program, Development Policies Department Date: 2013 This analysis aims to contribute to a better understanding of accountability issues in the water and sanitation sector, by assessing four Latin American case studies. It identifies recommendations for public policies, as well as strategies to increase governments’ efficiency for service delivery, and to promote community participation and monitoring. Read more

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4

Aug

Creating Space for Social Accountability: the Global Partnership for Social Accountability

Series: Are We Ready for Strategic Social Accountability? Authors: Florencia Guerzovich and Maria Poli Published by: The Global Partnership for Social Accountability (GPSA) Date: July 2014 This is the first note in a six-part series discussing whether the social accountability field is already primed with the knowledge and capabilities to design, implement, fund, and learn from strategic interventions. This note briefly presents the Global Partnership for Social Accountability (GPSA). It explains why and how the GPSA’s application process assisted us …

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3

Jun

10 Tactics Remixed

Developped by: Tactical Technology Collective 10 Tactics Remixed is a website that provides snapshots of information-activism since 2009 featuring stories, debate and analysis about how groups and individuals are claiming citizenship from the ground up in more than 30 countries around the world. It shows how ICTs – through social networks, videos, flash mobs, databases, animations, blogs, mobile applications, storytelling, among others – can be used for citizen engagement and advocacy, as they allow questioning institutional power, monitoring and disseminating …

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30

May

Citizen Voice and Action Field Guide

Published by: World Vision This field guide offers a step by step description of Citizen Voice and Action processes. Citizen Voice and Action (CVA) is a local level advocacy methodology that transforms the dialogue between communities and government in order to improve public services, such as health care and education. Through collaborative, non-confrontational dialogue between service users, government and providers, users are empowered to monitor and seek accountability for service delivery and to take collective responsibility for these services. It …

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1

Apr

Raising The Stakes: The Impact of HakiElimu’s Advocacy Work on Education Policy and Budget in Tanzania

Tanzania has invested heavily in ensuring that all children have access to education. This case study describes how the Civil society group HakiElimu stepped in to take the political commitment beyond enrollment and graduation targets to meaningful policy decisions that lead to higher quality schooling. This case study examines the issues, campaign, and impact.

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Apr

Citizen Voice and Action in Uganda. Civic Demand for Better Health and Education Services

This publication describes the experience of World Vision in implementing its social accountability approach in the education and health sector in Uganda. Its approach has resulted in statistically significant reductions in student and teacher absenteeism, improvements in student test scores and enrolment, and improvements in the relationship between citizens and health staff.

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1

Apr

The Info-Activism How-to Guide. Strategies and Tools for Digital

This how-to guide from the Tactical Technology Collective provides interesting strategies and practical tips on creating effective digital advocacy campaings. It also features a few examples of info-activism around the world.

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