Political economy

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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10

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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2

Dec

Good governance for medicines initiatives: Exploring lessons learned

Authors: Jillian Clare Kohler and Natalia Ovtcharenko Published by: U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Center Date: May 2013 This U4 Issue paper examines select global initiatives in the area of good governance and medicines that have been applied since the year 2000. These initiatives taken by the World Bank, the WHO and the Global Fund, as well as the Medicines Transparency Alliance, have been particularly useful in generating a political and policy dialogue around the issue of pharmaceutical system good governance. The …

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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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2

Dec

The Role of Social Accountability in Improving Health Outcomes: Overview and Analysis of Selected International NGO Experiences to Advance the Field

Author: Dr. Kamden Hoffmann Published by: CORE Group Date: June 2014 This paper reviews Models involving International NGOs that used a social accountability approach in various sectors and at different levels including community, district, and national level. It presents these approaches focusing on the processes undertaken to increase accountability and improve health outcomes. The common themes, challenges, and recommendations presented here aim to expand and bring this approach to scale in the context of health and development. Read more

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28

Oct

How Are GPSA’s Partners Thinking about Scale and Trying to Achieve it?

Series: Are we Ready for Strategic Social Accountability? Authors: Florencia Guerzovich and Maria Poli Published by: the Global Partnership for Social Accountability (GPSA) Date: October 2014 This note captures a recent conversation about scale in social accountability with more than 165 of the GPSA’s Global Partners. We discovered a range of on-the ground meanings for scale. We also uncovered that there may be some common challenges and similar pathways that show promise. A big ‘Aha!’ moment: in practice, our colleagues’ …

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28

Oct

Supporting Politically Smart Social Accountability

Series: Are we Ready for Strategic Social Accountability? Authors: Florencia Guerzovich and Maria Poli Published by: the Global Partnership for Social Accountability (GPSA) Date: October 2014 The Global Partnership for Social Accountability (GPSA) proposes a new form of funding civil society groups working to solve difficult governance and development problems. It fills a gap in the funding landscape as it targets long-term constructive engagement between state and civil society organizations (CSOs). The innovations to date include setting up a distinct …

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