Citizen feedback mechanisms

18

May

Raising the Score

Produced by: UNC-Chapel Hill School of Journalism and Mass Communication, CARE Malawi and CARE USA’s Sexual, Reproductive and Maternal Health MHAP, which began in 2012, is locally known as Muuni Wauchembree Wabwino, meaning the light guiding towards better maternal and newborn health. The program implements an innovative approach called the Community Score Card© which brings community members, health providers and government officials together to identify the barriers to accessing and delivering quality maternal health services and to work together to …

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11

Apr

Service characteristics and engagement with citizens

Author: Richard Batley and Joseph Wales Published by: ODI Date: March 2015 This briefing note aims to provide some practical guidance on how different services can offer differing opportunities and challenges for improving service performance through increased accountability and, especially, citizen engagement. Read more

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10

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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13

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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2

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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2

Dec

The Role of Social Accountability in Improving Health Outcomes: Overview and Analysis of Selected International NGO Experiences to Advance the Field

Author: Dr. Kamden Hoffmann Published by: CORE Group Date: June 2014 This paper reviews Models involving International NGOs that used a social accountability approach in various sectors and at different levels including community, district, and national level. It presents these approaches focusing on the processes undertaken to increase accountability and improve health outcomes. The common themes, challenges, and recommendations presented here aim to expand and bring this approach to scale in the context of health and development. 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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