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May

Open Government Guide

Published by: Transparency and Accountability Initiative, through the Open Government Partnership Date: 2013 The guide highlights practical, measurable, specific and actionable steps that governments can take to improve transparency and accountability. It focuses on a wide range of cross-cutting and focused areas, such as assets disclosure and conflicts of interest, budgets, citizen engagement, open government data, public contracting, public services, records management, right to information and whistleblower protection. The e-guide is mainly aimed at civil servants and civil society organizations …

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26

May

Social Accountability E-Guide

Published by: World Bank This World Bank’s Guide is an online resource offering a step-by-step approach to integrating social accountability mechanisms into investment lending projects. This Guide helps to a) scope potential entry points for introducing SA tools and approaches to address governance issues and challenges in projects; b) diagnose the context in which SA will be implemented; c) develop options for selecting and sequencing SA tools that can help improve transparency, accountability, and participation; and b) monitor and evaluate …

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26

May

Budget Monitoring and Policy Influence

Author: Paolo de Renzio and Warren Krafchik Published by: Overseas Development Institute(ODI) Date: 2007 This brief from the ODI summarises the findings of a study, led by the International Budget Project and the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex, which attempted to bring together evidence from case studies of organisations in Brazil, Croatia, India, Mexico, South Africa, and Uganda that have been engaged in budget work. This study focused mostly on a set of intermediate outcomes in …

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26

May

Budget Accountability and Participation

Author: Becky Carter Published by: GSDRC Date: 2013 This brief makes a review of existing litterature on budget accountability and participation. It describes how some factors, such as transparent budgets and budget processes, the engagement of Civil Society Organizations (CSO) in budget accountability activities, and the promotion by international organizations of budget transparency, accountability and participation, can lead to improved budget accountability. It also seeks to analyse the link between improved budget accountability and more efficient, effective and equitable budgets. …

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Apr

Citizen Participation in Latin America Innovations to Strengthen Governance

Latin American citizen participation initiatives, promoted both by governments and civil society, have sought to strengthen governance, enhance accountability and control, and improve social justice, ensuring that governments’ funds and policies address relevant social issues and benefit socially excluded groups. This Guide presents some of the key citizen participation initiatives in the region, lessons learned and the contextual factors enabling them. http://www.fundar.org.mx/mexico/pdf/Guide-CitizenParticipationinLatinAmericaInnovationstoStrengthenGovernance.pdf

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