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The Story Behind the Story: Obstacles and Promising Techniques in Storytelling for Transparency and Accountability

Publisher:Transparency and Accountability Initiative

Storytelling for advocacy is a challenge, especially in transparency work. The Transparency and Accountability Initiative discovered that more than story tools and techniques, story processes – core activities of grantmaking, implementation, reporting and communications – enable or inhibit the creation of results stories. “The Story Behind the Story” explores the demands of story-making, which calls on organizations to seek and share information across gaps of power and distance, and through barriers of organizational habit and culture. #thestorybehindthestory


Guía de Aplicación de Gobernabilidad Corporativa para Las Empresas Urbanas de Água Potable y Saneamiento en América Latina

Publisher:GPSA, Water Partnership Program, World Bank Group

Español: Esta Guía usa el marco conceptual y los resultados de dos estudios efectuados por expertos del Banco Mundial, publicados en los años 2011 y 2013, que han revelado que cuando las empresas de Agua y Saneamiento (AP&S) aplican principios y mecanismos de transparencia y de gobernabilidad corporativa, no solo dan muestra de una clara voluntad ética y promueven un mejor comportamiento de su personal, directores y gerentes, sino que además generan mejores indicadores en calidad, cobertura, productividad laboral y ...


Situation Analysis on Social Accountability in the Health Sector
DFID/Nepal Health Sector Programme III (NHSP3)


The Pact-led Social Accountability in the Health Sector (SAHS) programme helps the U.K. Agency for International Development (DFID) support the Ministry of Health (MOH) to more effectively promote social accountability (SA) within the health sector in Nepal. SAHS collaborates closely with MOH and other health sector stakeholders to promote learning and good SA practices from within and outside the health sector and to facilitate greater stakeholder coherence and coordination. SAHS also offers a platform to critically examine SA practices, extract valuable lessons, and explore how ...


Social Accountability in the Health Sector Programme (SAHS)
Applied Political Economy Analysis (Baseline)


As part of a core set of analytical products to be developed for DFID and its implementers for the Social Accountability in the Health Sector (SAHS) programme, Pact conducted an Applied Political Economy Analysis (APEA) to examine a cross-section of institutional factors and underlying incentives that affect prospects for promoting SA within the health sector. The APEA is the foundational activity of SAHS’s implementation period and follows a baseline Situation Analysis conducted during the inception phase. The Situation Analysis provided ...


Enhancing return on social investment

Publisher:Public Affairs Foundation and Business India Magazine

India has a rich history of corporate spending on the social sector as a part of social responsibility. The 2013 Companies Act formalised and mandated Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) spends based on specific criteria. Enough has been written since then about CSR activities in various sectors. One of the emerging areas of discussion is the need for organisations to focus on assessment and measurement – what is their CSR strategy/programme accomplishing and, how can it be measured? The goal of ...

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