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Soradi

“Voice of the voiceless” Learning from SORADI’s project to strengthen accountability in Hargeisa

Publisher:Social Development Direct and SORADI

This paper provides a successful example of addressing both supply- and demand-side issues to improve local governance in Hargeisa, Somalia. It highlights how, when done in tandem, building coalitions and strengthening capacity within government institutions can achieve results which can improve state-citizen relations and government responsiveness, as well as empower citizens. Citizens’ ability to seek accountability from Hargeisa Local Council is highly constrained, SORADI’s evidence-based, coalition-building model provides some clues as to what an effective approach might look like. Drawing ...

OpenContractingPartnershipMyths

Mythbusting confidentiality in public contracting

Publisher:The Open Contracting Partnership

Transparency and openness around this spending can help improve the competitiveness, integrity and efficiency of the contracting process. Concern about confidentiality of information in the contracts obscures vital details from the public, challenges better decision-making and monitoring of the procurement process and public spending. The Open Contracting Partnership talked to over 70 experts from more than 20 countries and found surprisingly little evidence that supports keeping contracting information secret. This handy guide and report will help you with arguments and ...

PSAMSAccMedia

Beyond watchdog journalism: Media and Social Accountability – Research Report

Publisher:Public Service Accountability Monitor (PSAM)

The following report is an exploratory case study analysis of social accountability monitoring of the Eastern Cape Department of Education by the Public Service Accountability Monitor (PSAM) and mainstream media in the Eastern Cape. It provides in-depth analysis of the education programme’s work within PSAM and a study of newspaper coverage of education in the Eastern Cape. The argument made herein, is that for either civil society or the media to be effective in holding duty bearers to account, and ...

PubLuciaNass

Gender-Responsive Budgeting in Ethiopia’s Country-wide Social Accountability Program

Publisher:Gender, Development, and Globalization Program

Gender-responsive budgeting determines budget content based on inclusive policy processes that require wide stakeholder participation. The Ethiopia Social Accountability Program (ESAP) provided an opportunity to introduce a community-based gender-responsive budgeting tool in almost a quarter of Ethiopia’s woredas (districts) across five public services: education, health, water, agriculture, and rural roads. The program guided over 110 local organizations to help communities assess the standards and budgets of basic services they received, prioritize necessary improvement, engage in dialogue with service providers and local government, and realize the agreed ...

PubGWatch

Going Vertical: Citizen-led Reform Campaigns in the Philippines

Publisher:G-Watch and the Accountability Research Center (ARC)

Going Vertical is a result of action-research collaboration between Government Watch (G-Watch) and the Accountability Research Center (ARC) on multi-level citizen action for acountability. This book invetsigates how one strategic approach to citizen accountability – vertical integration – enabled seven reform initiatives in the Philippines to gain meaningful results. This book is an expanded version of a research report published in December 2016, supported by a grant from Making All Voices Count (MAVC). The research was conducted in 2015 and ...

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