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evaluation of public services

10

Sep

Transparency and Public Sector Performance

Author: Richard Mulgan Published by: The Queensland Office of the Information Commissioner and the Australia and New Zealand School of Government Date: July 2012 The aim of this report is to establish the current state of evidence concerning the effect of transparency on the performance of government services. It reviews the links between transparency and government performance, and analyses the state of performance information in health, education and policing. Read more

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11

Aug

The technical is political
Understanding the political implications of sector characteristics for the delivery of sanitation services

Authors: Nathaniel Mason, Richard Batley and Daniel Harris Published by: The Overseas Development Institute (ODI) and the University of Birmingham Date: 2014 This brief examines the politics and governance of sanitation through a technical, ‘sector characteristics’ lens. Drawing on the findings from a consultation with sanitation specialists and recent literature, it explores how such an approach can help understand and respond to some of the persistent problems undermining the achievement of universal access to sanitation. This brief refers to a …

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11

Aug

Unbalanced progress: What political dynamics mean for education access and quality

Authors: Susan Nicolai, Leni Wild, Joseph Wales, Sébastien Hine and Jakob Engel Published by: The Overseas Development Institute (ODI) Date: 2014 This working paper briefly reviews trends on education access and quality. It highlights key work on the politics of education service delivery, focusing on four central dynamics that influence education outcomes: the degree of political prioritisation of reforms, the visibility and political returns of reforms, the access and lack of access to information about schooling and the patterns of …

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30

May

How-to Notes – Rapid Feedback: The role of Community Scorecards in Improving Service Delivery

Authors: David Post, Sanjay Agarwal, and Varsha Venugopal Published by: World Bank’s Social Development Department This toolkit was prepared by the World Bank’s Social Development Department to provide guidance on ways to improve governance and accountability in Bank-supported operations. It focuses in particular on the implementation of Community Score Cards (CSC). After reviewing the different attributes and benefits of CSCs, as well as the contextual elements that enable their implementation, the toolkit provides the reader with a step-by-step implementation handbook …

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30

May

Strategic Dilemmas in changing contexts: G-Watch’s experience in the Philippine Education Sector

Authors: Florencia Guerzovich and Steven Rosenzweig Published by: Transparency and Accountability Initiative Date: 2013 By using the case of Textbook Count from the Philippines, a programme that used civil society groups to monitor the timeliness and quality of textbook deliveries throughout the country, this brief reflects on the strategies social accountability initiatives can develop and why, as well as on the links between state and non-state actors that can enhance accountability. This opinion piece would be useful for practitioners implementing …

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