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[SPANISH] Prácticas de buen gobierno en la República Dominicana

Publisher: Blomeyer & Sanz

2017

Fundación Intermón Oxfam, a non-governmental organization focusing on poverty and human rights, received a GPSA grant to strengthen the transparency and accountability of government services in the Dominican Republic. The grant intended to help CSOs and citizens participate in the national budget process, and in the budgets and services of water, sanitation, education, and agriculture. This grant supported three components aiming to: 1) establish a macro-level “observatory” permitting CSOs and citizens to analyze, monitor, and provide feedback on the national budget and service delivery, integrating citizens into a feedback cycle; 2) establish thematic “observatories” in education, agriculture, and water and sanitation, and support SA tools and activities offering citizens more voice and impact; and 3) build capacity of CSOs and social movements to analyze public information, and to in turn capture and disseminate lessons with broader stakeholders in the Dominican Republic.

This final evaluation concludes that the Vigilantes Project fostered collaborative participation and enabled the first steps to generate multiple new forms of collaboration on social accountability between the State and civil society, highlighting that strategic alliances optimized the viability of bridging the gap between civil society and the State.

The evaluation also found that the project achieved substantial results towards increasing the capacity of citizens to obtain understandable information on the use of the national budget and to improve the relationship between institutions and civil society organizations. The most relevant achievements are recorded in relation to project activities on taxation and education.

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