Multi-stakeholder engagement

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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24

Sep

Governance and Transparency Fund programme

This series of handbooks focusses on the challenges of creating strong community-based organisations, power analysis, the role of networks in delivering better governance, how to engage successfully with stakeholders and how to improve governance and make it sustainable. The handbooks are available in English, French and Spanish.

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19

Aug

Partnerships for Pro-Poor Policy Change in Africa

Between 2011 and 2015, the Southern Africa Trust supported innovative collaborations between research institutions, advocacy organisations and media outlets towards influencing the development and implementation of public policy in Africa. Led by the Trust’s partner organisations in six countries (Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, South Africa, Malawi and Ghana), the initiative interrogated whether and how such a “model” of partnership could enhance the effectiveness of policy advocacy towards improved social accountability across the continent. In a newly released learning report, Partnerships for …

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30

Jul

Accountability at the Local Level in Fragile Contexts: Nepal Case Study

This research focuses on the relationship between the state and its citizens and on the accountability mechanisms operating on the supply side and demand side of that relationship...

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26

Jul

Inclusive Governance: Transforming Livelihood Security: Experiences from CARE Bangladesh

The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate the fransformative potential of inclusive local governance in generating more secure livelihoods and coping strategies of extreme poor people. The research presented in this paper tests the implicit assumption that inclusive governance, which leads to more equitable access to resources and services, also contributes to tangible improvements in the livelihood security of chronically poor people. It concludes by arguing that for Donor and Government strategies to have a real impact on poverty …

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26

Jul

Promoting Inclusive Governance in Bangladesh: Empowering the Extremely Poor

This briefing paper highlights key findings from in- depth research on DFID funded Nijera Botlagari Good Governance Initiative in Boltgari Union, North West Bangladesh implemented by Care Bangladesh and Ramnathpur Bahumukhi Nabayan Sangha (RBNS)...

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26

Jul

Handbook on Supporting Local Governments and Citizens Practice Pro-Poor Good Local Governance

This case study illustrates the challenges associated with citizen monitoring, a form of short-route accountability. In the early 1980s, the poor condition of roads and other infrastructure in remote areas of the Philippines hindered economic growth and heightened regional inequalities...

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10

Jun

Public Sector Institutional Reform – Topic Guide

Authors: Anuradha Joshi and Becky Carter Published by: GSDRC Date: 2015 This Topic Guide summarises the best available evidence on the key debates and challenges of public sector institutional reform. It considers institutional reform activities that address the rules and norms that shape the public sector. It complements GSDRC Topic Guides on Inclusive Institutions, Institutional Development, Civil Service Reform, and Sequencing Reforms in Fragile States. Read more

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8

May

Mobilizing Accountability: Citizens, Movements and the State

Authors: Brendan Halloran and Walter Flores Published by: Transparency and Accountability Initiative Date: April 2015 How do citizens ensure that their governments are more accountable to them? This question is at the center of many pro-accountability efforts across diverse contexts. External actors have invested significant resources in supporting citizen and civil society-led accountability approaches, often under the labels of ‘civil society advocacy’ and ‘social accountability’, with mixed results (see here and here). Is there something missing from this equation? At …

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4

May

Does collaboration with civil society strengthen accountability institutions? An exploration

Authors: Carolina Cornejo and Marcos Mendiburu Published by: the GPSA Date: May 2015 How citizens interact and collaborate with accountability institutions has been the subject of much careful review in recent years. This note highlights key points from the discussion. But first, perhaps we should clarify what we mean by “accountability institutions.” Accountability Institutions (AIs) include anti-corruption bodies, supreme audit institutions (SAIs), ombudsman institutions (OIs) and human rights commissions. This note will focus on OIs and SAIs which may differ …

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