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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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