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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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Mar

Developing an approach towards Social Accountability of Private Healthcare Services

Author: Anant Phadke, Abhijit More, Abhay Shukla, Arun Gadre Published by: Support for Advocacy and Training to Health Initiatives (SATHI) and Community of Practitioners on Accountability and Social Action in Health (COPASAH) Date: December 2013 The paper mainly deals with social accountability of private healthcare services in developing countries, with a focus on India as an example. The idea of social accountability of private healthcare services is discussed as follows: firstly, the rationale and perspective related to need for social …

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2

Dec

Effective Public Policies and Active Citizenship: Brazil’s Experience of Building a Food and Nutrition Security System

Authors: Marília Mendonça Leão, Renato S. Maluf Published by: Oxfam International Date: February, 2014 Since it was launched in 2003, Brazil’s Fome Zero (Zero Hunger) strategy has allowed 28 million people to break free from the cycle of hunger. These impressive figures suggest that public policy can have a significant impact in the fight against hunger. This report looks at some of the conditions contributing to the success of the strategy, including political will combined with a plan that is …

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2

Dec

How Useful are RCTs in Evaluating Transparency and Accountability Projects?

Author: Jennifer Leavy Published by: Institute of Development Studies Date: September 2014 This paper, produced under the research and evidence (R&E) component of the Making All Voices Count programme, reviews experience in the use of randomized control trials (RCTs) in evaluating transparency and accountability (T&A) initiatives, and where evidence exists, in evaluating Technology-for-Transparency-and-Accountability (henceforth T4T&A, also known as Tech-4-T&A) initiatives. The paper aims to contribute to understanding the potential usefulness of RCT approaches within Making All Voices Count and similar …

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Dec

Good governance for medicines initiatives: Exploring lessons learned

Authors: Jillian Clare Kohler and Natalia Ovtcharenko Published by: U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Center Date: May 2013 This U4 Issue paper examines select global initiatives in the area of good governance and medicines that have been applied since the year 2000. These initiatives taken by the World Bank, the WHO and the Global Fund, as well as the Medicines Transparency Alliance, have been particularly useful in generating a political and policy dialogue around the issue of pharmaceutical system good governance. The …

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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.

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