citizen oversight

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Jun'14

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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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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May'14

Budget Monitoring and Policy Influence

Author: Paolo de Renzio and Warren Krafchik Published by: Overseas Development Institute(ODI) Date: 2007 This brief from the ODI summarises the findings of a study, led by the International Budget Project and the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex, which attempted to bring together evidence from case studies of organisations in Brazil, Croatia, India, Mexico, South Africa, and Uganda that have been engaged in budget work. This study focused mostly on a set of intermediate outcomes in …

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May'14

Budget Accountability and Participation

Author: Becky Carter Published by: GSDRC Date: 2013 This brief makes a review of existing litterature on budget accountability and participation. It describes how some factors, such as transparent budgets and budget processes, the engagement of Civil Society Organizations (CSO) in budget accountability activities, and the promotion by international organizations of budget transparency, accountability and participation, can lead to improved budget accountability. It also seeks to analyse the link between improved budget accountability and more efficient, effective and equitable budgets. …

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May'14

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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May'14

Institutionalisation of Social Accountability in Urban Governance

Author: Dr. Kaustuv Kanti Bandyopadhyay, Bhavita Vaishnava Published by: Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA) Date: 2013 This brief shows how social accountability mechanisms strengthen urban governance reforms. It makes an assessment of an initiative implemented by PRIA in Bangladesh and Cambodia from 2011 to 2013 called Deepening Local Democratic Governance through Social Accountability in Asia. This initiative implemented social accountability tools, such as citizen report cards, pro-active information disclosure, citizen charters and public grievance redressal systems, among other things. This …

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Apr'14

Strengthening Parliamentary Accountability, Citizen Engagement and Access to Information: A Global Survey of Parliamentary Monitoring Organizations

This report explores how Parliamentary Monitoring Organizations (PMO) can leverage online and offline strategies to make legislative information of greater social and political utility. The report focuses on Latin America, but provides inferences that travel across regions. It highlights context-based constraints and identifies PMO strategies that help foster engagement, participation, learning, and political accountability http://www.ndi.org/files/governance-parliamentary-monitoring-organizations-survey-september-2011.pdf

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Apr'14

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'14

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'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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