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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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Apr

Raising The Stakes: The Impact of HakiElimu’s Advocacy Work on Education Policy and Budget in Tanzania

Tanzania has invested heavily in ensuring that all children have access to education. This case study describes how the Civil society group HakiElimu stepped in to take the political commitment beyond enrollment and graduation targets to meaningful policy decisions that lead to higher quality schooling. This case study examines the issues, campaign, and impact.

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Apr

The Info-Activism How-to Guide. Strategies and Tools for Digital

This how-to guide from the Tactical Technology Collective provides interesting strategies and practical tips on creating effective digital advocacy campaings. It also features a few examples of info-activism around the world.

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Apr

People Centred Advocacy

This book provides an overview of successful examples and innovations in the engagement of citizens by Supreme Audit Institutions. It summarizes the deliberations on Effective practices of cooperation between SAIs and citizens to enhance public accountability of the 21st United Nations/International Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI) Symposium of 2011. Based on an analysis of the responses of INTOSAI members to the questionnaire which formed the technical basis for the 21st Symposium, the book describes innovative practices of communication between SAIs and citizens, as well as cases of citizen participation in government auditing.

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Mar

Vertically Integrated Policy Monitoring: A Tool for Civil Society Policy Advocacy

This article describes to what extent vertical integration in public policy monitoring is crucial to strengthen civil society advocacy strategies. The author defines vertical integration as the systematic and coordinated monitoring of the performance of public policies and elite actors at all the levels of decision making: local, national and transnational levels. It allows civil society to better identify the issues that prevent public decision making from reaching its objectives, which helps civil society to target its strategies more precisely. …

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