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Jun

Using Information for Accountability and Justice Lessons from Latin American Civil Society

Author: Janet Oropeza Published by: Fundar, Centro de Análisis e Investigación, and Evidence and Lessons from Latin America Date: 2012 Using case studies from Mexico, Ecuador and Costa Rica, this brief analyses how civil society organisations are successfully using the right to information as a tool to improve accountability and social justice in Latin America. It describes how civil society organisations (CSOs) are exacting accountability by undertaking independent assessments of the implementation and outcomes of public policies and programmes, as …

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16

Jun

Social Accountability Sourcebook: Strengthening the Demand Side of Governance and Service Delivery

Developed by: the Social Development Department of the World Bank This Sourcebook is an interactive resource that captures diverse experiences and tools on social accountability from around the world. In particular, it shows how citizens can make their voice heard and effectively engage in making the public sector more responsive and accountable. Read more

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29

May

Open Government Guide

Published by: Transparency and Accountability Initiative, through the Open Government Partnership Date: 2013 The guide highlights practical, measurable, specific and actionable steps that governments can take to improve transparency and accountability. It focuses on a wide range of cross-cutting and focused areas, such as assets disclosure and conflicts of interest, budgets, citizen engagement, open government data, public contracting, public services, records management, right to information and whistleblower protection. The e-guide is mainly aimed at civil servants and civil society organizations …

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26

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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26

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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You may contribute to the Knowledge Platform in many different ways: you can send and disseminate your social accountability materials (toolkits, reports, videos, etc.) in the knowledge repository; you can contact, interact and collaborate with other peers and join a global community of social accountability practitioners; you can participate in the different learning and knowledge exchange activities of the GPSA KP such as online courses, thematic forums, webinars and blogs; and you can develop a partnership with the GPSA KP to implement collaborative knowledge activities.

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