citizen engagement

02

Dec'14

Supreme Audit Institutions and Stakeholder Engagement Practices – A Stocktaking Report

Published by: Effective Institutions Platform Date: September 2014 This report provides SAIs, policy makers and other public management practitioners with a clear and comprehensive synthesis and analysis of progress to date in the approaches SAIs use to engage with citizens and other external stakeholders. It aims to help understand SAI engagement, and to take a first step to identifying engagement approaches and instruments and in evaluating their results. The report is based on the analysis of a sample of 32 …

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02

Dec'14

The Role of Social Accountability in Improving Health Outcomes: Overview and Analysis of Selected International NGO Experiences to Advance the Field

Author: Dr. Kamden Hoffmann Published by: CORE Group Date: June 2014 This paper reviews Models involving International NGOs that used a social accountability approach in various sectors and at different levels including community, district, and national level. It presents these approaches focusing on the processes undertaken to increase accountability and improve health outcomes. The common themes, challenges, and recommendations presented here aim to expand and bring this approach to scale in the context of health and development. Read more

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22

Aug'14

Picking Partners and Allies that Bolster your Social Accountability Efforts

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 fourth 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. Where implementing change relies on action being taken by many diverse actors, coalitions and partnerships are crucial to achieving impact. This note …

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23

Jun'14

Mixed incentives: Adopting ICT innovations for transparency, accountability, and anti-corruption

Authors: Tim Davies and Silvana Fumega Published by: U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre Date: 2014 This research paper raises critical questions to consider when seeking positive anti-corruption impacts from ICTs. First, it makes an overview of the different ways ICTs can be applied to anti-corruption efforts, distinguishing ICTs that support “upward transparency”, such as citizen reporting channels, from the ones that support “downward transparency”, such as transparency portals and open data portals. Then, it describes the different incentives that the implementation …

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17

Jun'14

Impact case studies from middle income and developing countries: New Technologies

Authors: Archon Fung, Hollie Russon Gilman and Jennifer Shkabatur Published by: Transparency and Accountability Initiative Date: 2010 This case study looks at the information and communication technologies that are being used in Brazil, Chile, India, Kenya, and Slovakia. It especially analyses the tools, how they are being used and how their strategic use is helping to include a wider society in transparency and accountability work. The diverse initiatives examined range from attempts to increase accountability in local government to facilitating …

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29

May'14

Open Government Guide

Published by: Transparency and Accountability Initiative, through the Open Government Partnership Date: 2013 The guide highlights practical, measurable, specific and actionable steps that governments can take to improve transparency and accountability. It focuses on a wide range of cross-cutting and focused areas, such as assets disclosure and conflicts of interest, budgets, citizen engagement, open government data, public contracting, public services, records management, right to information and whistleblower protection. The e-guide is mainly aimed at civil servants and civil society organizations …

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26

May'14

It belongs to you: Public Information in the Middle East and North Africa

Produced by: Transparency International Date: 2013 The film documentary is part of a USAID-funded project, Addressing Corruption Through Information and Organised Networking (ACTION), which Transparency International implemented in Yemen, Palestine, Egypt, and Morocco between September 2010 and September 2013. The project focuses on enhancing access to public information by raising awareness, supporting the use of new media and technology to disseminate public information, and to make recommendations aimed at improving the implementation of regulatory provisions. In addition to acces to …

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19

May'14

Institutionalising Citizen Participation in Urban Governance

Author: Dr. Kaustuv Kanti Bandyopadhyay, Bhavita Vaishnava Published by: Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA) Date: 2013 This brief from PRIA offers interesting insights on citizen participation in urban governance. It analyses the Theory of Change and describes the impacts that citizen participation can have on strengthening local governance. It also describes the challenges that participation mechanisms might face when including citizens in urban governance, as well as several lessons learned on the values and principles of citizen participation and the pre-conditions …

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01

Apr'14

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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01

Apr'14

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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