March 2013 Archives

Webinar on E-Petitions - Giving Voice to Citizens

The Open Government Partnership Networking Mechanism is pleased to announce a Webinar on E-Petitions - Giving Voice to Citizens taking place on Tuesday, March 19, 2013, 11:00 PM- 12:00 MIDNIGHT (Philippine Time). We hope you can join us. Please see the details below. REGISTER for this webinar here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dHp1c1A5MGg0RmRRd3VOVlkxLTNrNVE6MA The...

Accountability and Openness

This is the first of three episodes of Development Drums which look at the relationship between effective and accountable states, active citizenship and development. http://developmentdrums.org/744

Social Accountability in EAP: The search for...

East Asia and the Pacific features a continuously changing governance terrain, and ANSA-EAP intends to keep up with it. ANSA-EAP's new Executive Director reflects on finding a shared regional ground in the diverse East Asia and the Pacific region. "When I accepted the leadership role in ANSA-EAP and started to reflect on the work and responsibilities awaiting me, I was confronted once more...

Leadership & Citizenship Against Corruption

A video featuring Checkmyschool in Friedrich Naumann Foundation's anti-corruption campaign  

Global Conference on Citizen Engagement

The World Bank Group , CIVICUS , Government of Finland and InterAction to hold global conference on Citizen Engagement The World Bank Group, in partnership with CIVICUS , the government of Finland and Interaction is organizing a conference on citizen engagement on March 18, 2013 to position the citizen engagement agenda as essential for effective development. The Citizen Voices conference will...

SAP4Africa established

ANSA Africa and the World Bank Institute helped establish SAP4Africa "an online community of African practitioners on social accountability seeking to share, learn and connect with each other creating a coalition of practitioners to promote social accountability knowledge and experiences in the continent.". SAP4Africa's goal is to create a regional community of practitioners who can integrate...

Citizen monitoring in Puerto Princesa

The fifth article in Dean Antonio G.M. La Vina's series on G-Watch and sopcial accountability.  In this column he discussed G-Watch's monitoring of Puerto Princesa's community-based sustainable tourism program.

Use of ICT in improving governance and social...

Eldis released a study that discusses social accountability in relation to information technology. The study "discusses the issue of digital divide is often discussed in terms of the outreach of information technology and communication infrastructure that provides electronic connectivity. Although availability of adequate bandwidth and reasonable access to internet are key factors in bridging...

Reflecting on policy research for SAc: Crafting...

by Randee Cabaces ANSA EAP's operations team (or secretariat) recently set for itself the task of influencing policy-making in the region towards the adoption of social accountability (SAc) as an approach to good governance. This is, of course, just one among several strategic objectives that the secretariat has identified for the next three years of the network's life (dubbed earlier as its...

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