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Transparency and Access to information

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May

Social Accountability E-Guide

Published by: World Bank This World Bank’s Guide is an online resource offering a step-by-step approach to integrating social accountability mechanisms into investment lending projects. This Guide helps to a) scope potential entry points for introducing SA tools and approaches to address governance issues and challenges in projects; b) diagnose the context in which SA will be implemented; c) develop options for selecting and sequencing SA tools that can help improve transparency, accountability, and participation; and b) monitor and evaluate …

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May

Accountability Through Public Opinion: From Inertia to Public Action

Authors: Sina Odugbemi and Taeku Lee Published by: World Bank Date: 2011 This book addresses some questions that are crucial to understanding accountability and for understanding why accountability is important. The main questions that it focuses on are: 1) What does it mean to make governments accountable to their citizens? 2) How do you do that? 3) How do you create genuine demand for accountability among citizens, and 4) How do you move citizens from inertia to public action? The …

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May

It belongs to you: Public Information in the Middle East and North Africa

Produced by: Transparency International Date: 2013 The film documentary is part of a USAID-funded project, Addressing Corruption Through Information and Organised Networking (ACTION), which Transparency International implemented in Yemen, Palestine, Egypt, and Morocco between September 2010 and September 2013. The project focuses on enhancing access to public information by raising awareness, supporting the use of new media and technology to disseminate public information, and to make recommendations aimed at improving the implementation of regulatory provisions. In addition to acces to …

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Apr

Citizen Voice and Action in Uganda. Civic Demand for Better Health and Education Services

This publication describes the experience of World Vision in implementing its social accountability approach in the education and health sector in Uganda. Its approach has resulted in statistically significant reductions in student and teacher absenteeism, improvements in student test scores and enrolment, and improvements in the relationship between citizens and health staff.

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Apr

Social Accountability: What Does the Evidence Really Say?

This presentation discusses social accountability impacts and the lessons learned that the evidence offers on social accountability approaches. It makes a review of what works in terms of social accountability initiatives and why. It also describes the “next generation” challenges and the next steps for pro-accountability governance and reform.

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