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22

Jul

Can Transparency and Accountability Programs Improve Health? Experimental Evidence from Indonesia and Tanzania

In this paper, the authors assess the impact of a transparency and accountability program designed to improve maternal and newborn health (MNH) outcomes in Indonesia and Tanzania. Co-designed with local partner organizations to be community-led and non-prescriptive, the program sought to encourage community participation to address local barriers in access to high quality care for pregnant women and infants. The randomized controlled trials (RCTs) evaluation found that on average, this program did not have a statistically significant impact on the …

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9

Jul

Expanding Civil Society Contributions to the Governance Agendas of Sustainable Development Goals and International Financial Institutions

PTF has released Expanding Civil Society Contributions to the Governance Agendas of Sustainable Development Goals and International Financial Institutions as a resource to understand the potential contribution of civil society and provide recommendations for how it can be realized. The report examines the various roles CSOs play in improving government transparency, accountability and inclusiveness and controlling corruption, reviewing the evidence on what works and what does not. It presents analysis and evidence-driven recommendations to accelerate progress. In particular, the report highlights the …

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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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24

Jul

Mythbusting confidentiality in public contracting

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 …

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12

Jun

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

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

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