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Citizen feedback mechanisms

13

Oct

Governance Practitioner’s Notebook: Alternative Ideas and Approaches

The Governance Practitioner’s Notebook takes an unusual approach for the OECD-DAC Network on Governance (GovNet). It brings together a collection of specially written notes aimed at those who work as governance practitioners within development agencies. It does so, however, without attempting to offer definitive guidance – instead aiming to stimulate thinking and debate. To aid this process the book is centred on a fictional Governance Adviser. The Notebook’s format provides space for experts to speak on today’s governance issues: politics, …

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13

Oct

The Process of Interaction between Civil Society and Government to make more transparent public management of Water and Sanitation in Mexico City [Spanish]

This study aimed at showing the characteristics, evolution and results of a process in which it was clear that there is an interest from citizens to participate to decision making and to carry on social accountability activities. This study is available in Spanish.   Proceso de interacción entre sociedad civil y gobierno para transparentar la gestión pública de los servicios de agua y saneamiento en el Distrito Federal El propósito de este estudio fue mostrar las características, evolución y resultados …

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13

Oct

Participation of non-organized society. Citizen complaint systems and their impact on society-state relations [Spanish]

There is a vast area of direct relationships between government and citizens who do not receive attention as participation mechanisms: citizen complaint systems. The hypothesis is that these systems respond to an “import” models of private management in the provision of services, strengthening of public institutions aimed at protecting the rights of citizenship, and an old pattern of state-society relations based on the request to the leaders like subjects and not as citizens. These three matrixs generate various responses in …

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30

Sep

Deepening Democracy in Myanmar: What role for public financial management in deepening social accountability and promoting legitimate governance?

This discussion paper outlines some of the challenges and opportunities for public financial management (PFM) reform in contributing to deeper social accountability and legitimate governance in the context of Myanmar’s wider decentralization and peace process. The paper poses a set of key questions for development actors to consider as they seek to support inclusive reform in Myanmar.

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24

Sep

Case studies from the Governance and Transparency Fund programme

This compendium of case studies has been developed to give in depth insight into some experiences as well as share lessons from implementing the Governance and Transparency Fund programme, implemented by  WaterAid, in collaboration with the Freshwater Action Network, and funded by the UK Government’s Department for International Development. The cases cover a broad range of issues including the use of media, public expenditure monitoring or addressing corruption.

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