Political economy

10

Sep

What Next for Strategic 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: September 2014 This is the sixth note in a six-part series discussing whether the social accountability field is ready to design, implement, fund, and learn from strategic interventions. This note sums up what the GPSA found looking at the first two rounds of GPSA applications and prompts us to think about concrete steps to push the …

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29

Aug

Adaptive Learning

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 fifth 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. This note takes stock of the way entries from the first two rounds of GPSA applications use learning, monitoring and evaluation to …

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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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21

Aug

Unpacking Context: Strategic Engagement Across Levels of Government

Authors: Florencia Guerzovich, and Steven Rosenzweig Published by: Transparency and Accountability Initiative Date: August 2014 The Think Piece builds insights from the TALEARN community of practice involving donors, practitioners and researchers in the T/A sector and discusses how organizations working on T/A need to consider different levels of government in their approaches. For a specific problem (e.g. lack of medicine in local clinics), more promising leverage points may exist at a higher or lower level of government. However, analysing the …

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21

Aug

Learning Across Localities: Analyzing Local Context to Improve Impact

Authors: Walter Flores, Florencia Guerzovich, and Steven Rosenzweig Published by: Transparency and Accountability Initiative Date: August 2014 This Think Piece builds on insights from the TALEARN community of practice involving donors, practitioners and researchers in the T/A sector and discusses how local organizations learn about the context in which they operate to inform their organizational strategies and help them navigate contextual factors. This highlights the importance of local actors and organizations developing their analytical capacities, as well as the need …

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21

Aug

Bridging The Context Gap Through Comparative Research

Authors: Florencia Guerzovich and Steven Rosenzweig Published by: Transparency and Accountability Initiative Date: August 2014 This Think Piece incorporates insights from the TALEARN community of practice involving donors, practitioners and researchers in the T/A sector and reflects on the importance of context for Transparency and Accountability (T/A) interventions. It argues that while we know that context does matter, there is a need for comparative research about how and why T/A approaches were successful or not under different conditions, looking at …

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20

Aug

Responsive and Multi-Pronged Strategies

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 third 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. Because generating social accountability involves many actors and must overcome many evolving barriers, strategies must be responsive and multi-pronged. This note briefly …

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13

Aug

Strategies that Harness the Context to Generate 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: August 2014 This is the first 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. This note briefly discusses what it looks like to prepare strategies that harness the local political context and whether we are ready …

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11

Aug

The technical is political Understanding the political implications of sector characteristics for the delivery of sanitation services

Authors: Nathaniel Mason, Richard Batley and Daniel Harris Published by: The Overseas Development Institute (ODI) and the University of Birmingham Date: 2014 This brief examines the politics and governance of sanitation through a technical, ‘sector characteristics’ lens. Drawing on the findings from a consultation with sanitation specialists and recent literature, it explores how such an approach can help understand and respond to some of the persistent problems undermining the achievement of universal access to sanitation. This brief refers to a …

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