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Apr

¿Qué necesitan las apps cívicas para fortalecer su ecosistema y promover cambio social?

By Marcio Vasconcelos Pinto Inglés El campo de las tecnologías para el cambio social tiene más de una década. Organizaciones como My Society (2003), Open Knowledge (2004) y Sunlight Foundation (2006) son los pioneros. En América Latina existen iniciativas maduras como Fundación Ciudadano Inteligente, comunidades como Transparencia Hacker Brasil y Hacks Hacker Buenos Aires, aunque el campo es aún incipiente. Iniciativas como Desarrollando América Latina (DAL) y el Fondo Acelerador de Innovaciones Cívicasi han catalizado más y nuevas apps cívicas …

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1

Dec

GPSA Event: Re-imagining Social Accountability for Results

December 2, 2014, 10:00 – 11:30am EST With Aga Khan Foundation Canada

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16

Oct

GPSA BBL: Power, Participation, and Politics in the Health Sector: The Social Accountability Angle

October 22, 2014, 12:30-02:00 pm Presenter: Courtney Tolmie, Results for Development Institute

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9

Oct

GPSA WebinarApplying political economy analysis to social accountability – The CARE experience

October 14, 2014, 10:00 am EDT About the Webinar Political Economy Analysis (PEA) for the development sector has been around for a couple of decades, mainly driven by the awareness that understanding and engaging with the context is crucial to set up sustainable and effective programmes. “Thinking and working politically” is the latest trend in the governance circles; however this is easier said than done. While we understand better how to analyse the context, we still struggle to use the …

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10

Sep

IBP Webinar: Progressive Realization

Sept. 26, 10:00 am ET With Shaamela Cassiem, Helena Hofbauer and Ann Blyberg

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2

Sep

IBP is launching a three-webinar series

The IBP is launching a three-webinar series to discuss what “achieving progressively,” “to the maximum of its available resources,” and “without discrimination” mean for how governments should raise, allocate, and spend their budgets so as to best realize people’s human rights. The webinars are based on the recently published handbook. Each webinar will be led by one of the handbook authors Ann Blyberg and Helena Hofbauer and will feature a guest speaker. The first webinar of the series will take …

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21

Aug

Bridging The Context Gap Through Comparative Research

Authors: Florencia Guerzovich and Steven Rosenzweig Published by: Transparency and Accountability Initiative Date: August 2014 This Think Piece incorporates insights from the TALEARN community of practice involving donors, practitioners and researchers in the T/A sector and reflects on the importance of context for Transparency and Accountability (T/A) interventions. It argues that while we know that context does matter, there is a need for comparative research about how and why T/A approaches were successful or not under different conditions, looking at …

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20

Aug

Responsive and Multi-Pronged Strategies

Series: Are We Ready for Strategic Social Accountability? Authors: Florencia Guerzovich and Maria Poli Published by: The Global Partnership for Social Accountability (GPSA) Date: August 2014 This is the third note in a six-part series discussing whether the social accountability field is already primed with the knowledge and capabilities to design, implement, fund, and learn from strategic interventions. Because generating social accountability involves many actors and must overcome many evolving barriers, strategies must be responsive and multi-pronged. This note briefly …

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20

May

Using Evidence to Establish Accountability

Authors: Anna Schnell, Erika Coetzee Published by: ActionAid – Denmark (PRIA) This toolkit provides an analytical framework for understanding accountability relationships between the state and its citizens. It focuses on how NGOs and CSOs can hold state institutions, service providers and duty bearers to account, using an evidence-based approach and incorporating a range of social accountability tools and methods. The focus of the Sourcebook is on the state, especially at the local government level, and its role as a service …

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