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Citizen engagement practices

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Jun

10 Tactics Remixed

Developped by: Tactical Technology Collective 10 Tactics Remixed is a website that provides snapshots of information-activism since 2009 featuring stories, debate and analysis about how groups and individuals are claiming citizenship from the ground up in more than 30 countries around the world. It shows how ICTs – through social networks, videos, flash mobs, databases, animations, blogs, mobile applications, storytelling, among others – can be used for citizen engagement and advocacy, as they allow questioning institutional power, monitoring and disseminating …

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Apr

Citizen Participation in Latin America Innovations to Strengthen Governance

Latin American citizen participation initiatives, promoted both by governments and civil society, have sought to strengthen governance, enhance accountability and control, and improve social justice, ensuring that governments’ funds and policies address relevant social issues and benefit socially excluded groups. This Guide presents some of the key citizen participation initiatives in the region, lessons learned and the contextual factors enabling them. http://www.fundar.org.mx/mexico/pdf/Guide-CitizenParticipationinLatinAmericaInnovationstoStrengthenGovernance.pdf

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Apr

Technologies for Transparency and Accountability: Implications for ICT Policy and Implementation

This report focuses on analyzing the conditions under which new technologies can enhance delivery of public services through improved accountability and transparency. It examines the linkages between the use of innovations in technology, increased accountability and the effects on the delivery of public services. Specifically, the paper investigates the role that the combination of social media, geo-mapping and various technology platforms can play in this process. It is illustrated by many examples from very diverse countries. http://es.scribd.com/doc/75642405/Technologies-for-Transparency-and-Accountability-Implications-for-ICT-Policy-and-Recommendations

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Apr

Check My School. A Case Study on Citizens’ Monitoring of the Education Sector in the Philippines

This case study sheds light on the design and implementation features of the first pilot cycle of Check My School (CMS) in public schools across the Philippines. The case study discusses the general political background and operating environment of the CMS project. It also provides a step-by-step analysis of the first CMS project cycle in 2011, examining its accomplishments and challenges, and provides lessons from the first pilot year of the project’s operation. The case study concludes with recommendations for projects that aim to follow the footsteps of CMS.

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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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