State oversight mechanisms

23

Aug

Public Affairs Index 2018 – Governance in the States of India – Children of India

Public Affairs Index (PAI) is a data driven platform to rank the 30 States of India from the lens of governance. While it is a complex task to rank the Indian states which are economically, culturally and socially so diverse, Public Affairs Centre (PAC) has developed PAI as a unique statistical tool to evaluate the performance of governance in the States. PAI is largely based on secondary data and has been extracted from Union Government Ministries and Departments. PAI 2016 …

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14

Jul

Measuring Citizen Experiences: Conducting a Social Audit in Vietnam

In late 2009, following three decades of gradual economic and governance reform by Vietnam’s one-party government, three organizations came together to implement a social audit across the country. The Provincial Governance and Public Administration Performance Index (PAPI)—a joint policy project of the United Nations Development Programme, the Vietnamese nongovernmental organization the Center for Community Support and Development Studies, and the Communist Party–affiliated Vietnam Fatherland Front—aimed to draw information about citizen perspectives into decision making in Vietnam. It also sought to …

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14

Jul

Battling a Cancer: Tackling Corruption in Peru

From 2000 to 2009, Peru’s justice system successfully prosecuted former president Alberto Fujimori and other high-level public officials for acts of corruption committed during the previous decade. But the country’s judicial institutions struggled to curb newer corruption networks that were operating with impunity throughout the country. Because the networks had penetrated the justice system itself, it was increasingly difficult to prosecute—let alone convict—people who had participated in briberies, kickbacks, or other schemes. In the 2011 presidential election, Ollanta Humala, whose …

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15

Feb

[Spanish] Indicadores para la Medición del Impacto de la Participación Ciudadana en las EFS de la OLACEFS

La Comisión de Participación Ciudadana (CPC) pone a disposición de la comunidad OLACEFS una herramienta que surgió como resultado del Seminario-Taller realizado en San José de Costa Rica en octubre de 2015, y al que asistieron representantes de las EFS de varios países de América Latina. Como resultado de ese Seminario-Taller se generó un instrumento que propicia la generación, discusión y validación de un conjunto básico de indicadores que permitan verificar y cuantificar el impacto -o efectos- de la participación ciudadana …

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3

Feb

Opening Governance

Open government and open data are new areas of research, advocacy and activism that have entered the governance field alongside the more established areas of transparency and accountability. In this IDS Bulletin, articles review recent scholarship to pinpoint contributions to more open, transparent, accountable and responsive governance via improved practice, projects and programmes in the context of the ideas, relationships, processes, behaviours, policy frameworks and aid funding practices of the last five years. They also discuss questions and weaknesses that …

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8

Dec

CSOs holding governments to account

This rapid review illustrates the range of interventions that Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) are currently undertaking to increase government accountability. It summarises the interventions of over 30 different CSOs, operating in different sectors and across a range of contexts.

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24

Nov

A Guide to Conducting Social Audits in South Africa

This guide is for community activists and organized civil society interested in conducting social audits in South Africa. It aims to help these groups think about, conduct, and reflect on social audits. The guide may also be of use to other stakeholders (such as government) that want to better understand a process they may be requested to participate in. The guide can be used by civil society organizations wishing to conduct a social audit, or adapted to train community members or civil …

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23

Nov

E-guide on Engaging Citizens in the Audit Process

The e-guide on Participatory Audit (www.e-participatoryaudit.org) is a live and practical document to guide and inform Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs), civil society organizations (CSOs), and the public at large about the challenges and benefits of engagement, as well as on how to engage. The guide is split into four interlinked thematic modules, throughout which readers will find valuable tools and strategies to promote public participation in the audit process. These key points are based on evidence from international experience and …

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13

Oct

Governance Practitioner’s Notebook: Alternative Ideas and Approaches

The Governance Practitioner’s Notebook takes an unusual approach for the OECD-DAC Network on Governance (GovNet). It brings together a collection of specially written notes aimed at those who work as governance practitioners within development agencies. It does so, however, without attempting to offer definitive guidance – instead aiming to stimulate thinking and debate. To aid this process the book is centred on a fictional Governance Adviser. The Notebook’s format provides space for experts to speak on today’s governance issues: politics, …

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30

Sep

Deepening Democracy in Myanmar: What role for public financial management in deepening social accountability and promoting legitimate governance?

This discussion paper outlines some of the challenges and opportunities for public financial management (PFM) reform in contributing to deeper social accountability and legitimate governance in the context of Myanmar’s wider decentralization and peace process. The paper poses a set of key questions for development actors to consider as they seek to support inclusive reform in Myanmar.

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