Multi-stakeholder engagement

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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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8

Apr

Social Accountability: What Does the Evidence Really Say?

Series: GPSA Working Papers Authors: Jonathan Fox Published by: The Global Partnership for Social Accountability (GPSA) Date: September 2014 This working paper analyzes the distinction between tactical and strategic approaches to the promotion of citizen voice to contribute to improved public sector performance. According to the author, Jonathan Fox, the evidence shows that multi-pronged strategies that encourage enabling environments for collective actions and bolster state capacity to actually respond to citizen voice offer more promising results than tactical interventions that …

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13

Mar

Social Accountability: What are the Lessons for Improving Family Planning and Reproductive Health Programs?A Review of the Literature

Authors: Victoria Boydell and Jill Keesbury Published by: the Population Council Date: October 2014 This paper draws on the debates and emerging lessons of the social accountability field to better understand its potential for improving familiy planning (FP) and reproductive health (RH) programs. It synthesizes the literature across a variety of sectors including the health sector, and on broad review papers as well as individual studies related to FP/RH programs. Read more

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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

Thinking and Acting Politically – Supporting citizen engagement in governance: The experience of the State Accountability and Voice Initiative in Nigeria

Authors: Helen Derbyshire and Wilf Mwamba Published by: Department for International Development (DFID) Date: October 2013 This paper has been written to share some of the working methods, lessons and insights emerging from the State Accountability and Voice Initiative’s (SAVI) experience and to contribute to debates on effective governance programming within DFID. It shows to what extent SAVI, building on lessons learned in programmes funded by DFID Nigeria over the past decade, is succeeding in supporting more responsive state governance, …

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16

Oct

The Super Duper impact planning guide

Author: Albert Van Zyl Published by: The International Budget Partnership (IBP) Date: 2011 In this guide, organizations are taken step-by-step through a process for developing an impact plan that represents the sequence of changes that they hope to contribute to through their work. Read more

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26

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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22

Aug

Picking Partners and Allies that Bolster your Social Accountability Efforts

Series: Are We Ready for Strategic Social Accountability? Authors: Florencia Guerzovich and Maria Poli Published by: The Global Partnership for Social Accountability (GPSA) Date: August 2014 This is the fourth 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. Where implementing change relies on action being taken by many diverse actors, coalitions and partnerships are crucial to achieving impact. This note …

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