Transparency and Access to information

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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7

Sep

Too Much Information – Making Transparency Good for You

This article discusses the access to information and when Transparency can create an illusion of protection that leaves consumers more vulnerable. Photo: the amazing nocò

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23

Jul

The Uncertain Relationship between Transparency and Accountability

The concepts of transparency and accountability are closely linked: transparency is supposed to generate accountability. This article questions this widely held assumption. Transparencymobilises the power of shame, yet the shameless may not be vulnerable to public exposure.Truth often fails to lead to justice. After exploring different definitions and dimensions of thetwo ideas, the more relevant question turns out to be: what kinds of transparency lead towhat kinds of accountability, and under what conditions? The article concludes by proposingthat the concept …

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23

Jul

Budget transparency– New frontiers in transparency and Accountability

This paper makes clear the gains of the past ten years in the budget monitoring sector. It concludes that the past ten years can be seen as an origination phase during which the sector has built a sound foundation that is well anchored in real demand and with complete ownership by country-level actors...

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16

Jul

Getting a Seat at the Table: Civil Society Advocacy for Budget Transparency in “Untransparent” Countries

This policy note presents the findings of a study undertaken in 10 countries to identify the barriers and challenges that civil society groups face in carrying out advocacy projects...

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16

Jul

How, When, and Why to Use Demand-Side Governance Approaches

This note, offers a process-oriented guide to strengthening demand-side governance approaches in World Bank projects with a step-by-step approach for determining how demand for good governance (DFGG) tools and approaches can be applied to different types of Bank-funded projects...

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16

Jul

Implementing a Transparency and Accountability Policy to Reduce Corruption: The GAVI Alliance in Cameroon

This Brief is about the GAVI Alliance – an alliance of the world’s major players in global immunisation – which uncovered massive misuse of its grants in Cameroon in 2011...

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2

Jul

Feedback Matters: Designing Effective Grievance Redress Mechanisms for Bank-financed Projects (Part 2: Practice)

This note focuses on the “practice” of GRM by presenting a process for establishing an effective GRM or strengthening an existing one and is built on Building on the “theory” of GRM outlined in the first part of this two-part series.

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2

Jul

Feedback Matters: Designing Effective Grievance Redress Mechanisms for Bank-financed Projects (Part 1: Theory)

This note aims to provide project teams with a better understanding of GRMs so that they can help borrowers design GRMs that effectively collect and respond to stakeholders’ inquiries, suggestions, concerns, and complaints...

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1

Jul

Citizen Service Centers: Enhancing Access, Improving Service Delivery, and Reducing Corruption

The purpose of this note is to introduce task teams to citizen service centers (CSCs), present various types, of CSCs, and highlight critical CSC design issues through good practice examples. The note also provides a stepwise process...

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