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Citizen feedback mechanisms

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Aug

Enhancing community accountability, empowerment and education outcomes in low and middle-income countries: A realist review

Authors: Gill Westhorp, Bill Walker, Patricia Rogers, Nathan Overbeeke, Daniel Ball and Graham Brice Published by: EPPI-Centre, Social Science Research Unit, Institute of Education, University of London Date: May 2014 This review extracts the circumstances under which enhancing community accountability and empowerment improves education outcomes. To answer this question, this review examines literature focusing on low and middle-income countries (LMIC); primary-school education; a focus on girls and on marginalized populations, because they are frequently disadvantaged in relation to education; public …

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8

Aug

What role can citizens play in addressing stock outs?

Authors: Rakesh Rajani, Varja Lipovsek, Julia Tobias, Joseph Wales and Leni Wild Published by: Twaweza and The Overseas Development Institute (ODI) Date: 2014 This brief analyses why medicine stock-outs persist in Tanzania, although reforms have been passed, and identifies a number of underlying factors that explain why these reforms have not gone far enough. It also identifies fours strategies to address the institutional issues that are responsible. The ideas presented in this brief aim to build more sustainable and citizen-led …

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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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23

Jun

Mixed incentives: Adopting ICT innovations for transparency, accountability, and anti-corruption

Authors: Tim Davies and Silvana Fumega Published by: U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre Date: 2014 This research paper raises critical questions to consider when seeking positive anti-corruption impacts from ICTs. First, it makes an overview of the different ways ICTs can be applied to anti-corruption efforts, distinguishing ICTs that support “upward transparency”, such as citizen reporting channels, from the ones that support “downward transparency”, such as transparency portals and open data portals. Then, it describes the different incentives that the implementation …

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17

Jun

Manual for Trainers on Social Accountability

Published by: Affiliated Network for Social Accountability in East Asia and the Pacific (ANSA-EAP) Date: 2010 This toolkit on social accountability offers an introduction to basic concepts, theorical underpinnings, applications and barriers for implementing social accountability mechanisms. Many of the tools and methods it describes are illustrated by case studies mainly from the East Asia and Pacific region. It also provides a trainer’s guide to carry out capacity builiding activities (mentoring, coaching and exposure visits) and promote social accountability among …

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