Multi-stakeholder engagement

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May

Technology innovation hubs and policy engagement

Many technology innovation hubs are developing civic tech solutions to pressing local commercial and social issues. But their full potential to contribute to a more vibrant local policy ecosystem is yet to be achieved. Changes in attitude, strategic outlook and partnership-building are required. This research provides ideas for hubs, policy-makers and donors to consider in order to improve policy engagement and co-creation in the future.

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17

Apr

WGF Report 6 -Developing capacities for water integrity: Reflective review of approach and impact of training courses

The outline of the approach highlights lessons learned relating to the importance of appreciating and understanding the context and getting the right participants, along with the importance of follow-up activities and support to alumni. A major trend is the shift from a focus on individuals towards one of institutional change, focussing increasingly on organizational change processes. The report builds on the authors’ extensive experience in organizing capacity development for water integrity, review of capacity development literature and two surveys; one …

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31

Mar

Social accountabilityA practitioner’s handbook

This handbook has been produced by the Basel Institute on Governance in support of the USAID- funded project „Engaged Citizenry for Responsible Governance”. It is meant to be used in conjunction with the handbook on participatory monitoring, developed by the Basel Institute in support of the same project. The material here contained has been developed as a tool to support implementers who wish to engage citizens in anti-corruption activities.1 It is based on the findings of extensive research on the …

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17

Feb

Uganda: Aligning Local and National Concern for Maternal Health

Pregnancy should be a time of great joy. But for women in Uganda, who risk death or serious disability due to low-quality health services, it can also be a time of great peril. According to the 2011 Uganda Demographic and Health Survey, 438 Ugandan women die for every 100,000 live births in the country. This figure compares to 140 per 100,000 in South Africa and just four in Norway. The White Ribbon Alliance (WRA) Uganda has spent years working to …

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15

Feb

[Spanish] Indicadores para la Medición del Impacto de la Participación Ciudadana en las EFS de la OLACEFS

La Comisión de Participación Ciudadana (CPC) pone a disposición de la comunidad OLACEFS una herramienta que surgió como resultado del Seminario-Taller realizado en San José de Costa Rica en octubre de 2015, y al que asistieron representantes de las EFS de varios países de América Latina. Como resultado de ese Seminario-Taller se generó un instrumento que propicia la generación, discusión y validación de un conjunto básico de indicadores que permitan verificar y cuantificar el impacto -o efectos- de la participación ciudadana …

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3

Feb

Opening Governance

Open government and open data are new areas of research, advocacy and activism that have entered the governance field alongside the more established areas of transparency and accountability. In this IDS Bulletin, articles review recent scholarship to pinpoint contributions to more open, transparent, accountable and responsive governance via improved practice, projects and programmes in the context of the ideas, relationships, processes, behaviours, policy frameworks and aid funding practices of the last five years. They also discuss questions and weaknesses that …

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8

Dec

CSOs holding governments to account

This rapid review illustrates the range of interventions that Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) are currently undertaking to increase government accountability. It summarises the interventions of over 30 different CSOs, operating in different sectors and across a range of contexts.

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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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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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