May 2013 Archives

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Taking CMS Public: Accountability &...

This piece is a slightly edited version of a speech that Executive Director Dondon Parafina delivered during the Checkmyschool.org’s public presentation, held 15 April 2013 in Manila, Philippines. Good afternoon, everyone. On behalf of ANSA East Asia & Pacific, I welcome you to this event, where the Checkmyschool (CMS) team will present to the bigger public the results of its...

Social Accountability Leads to Buses in Nepal

by Deepa Rai Baglung, Nepal You might be wondering how buses and social accountability are related. In Baglung, western region of Nepal, they are not just related - one is the direct result of the other. Nepal, with its diverse topography has amazing landscapes for tourism but when it comes to accessible roads, it is one of the rural community’s biggest concerns. In the hilly or...

Human-Centered Design Approaches to ICT for...

May 11, 2013 4:00 pm by adelewaugaman Last month I traveled to Dhaka, Bangladesh, for a project exploring the use of the mobile phones to amplify citizen feedback on the delivery of public services. There’s an old mantra in the ICT4D community: technology is only a fraction of any solution to any development challenge. What percentage? That depends on the project, but one estimate puts it...

Tell it like it is: what works for social...

An honest forum for discussions about accountability, power and development isn’t always easy to find. Issues of external aid financing for internal social accountability building, holding parliamentarians to account and finding ways to strengthen democratic structures are complex and sensitive issues: so the Mwananchi roundtable, bringing together politicians, traditional leaders,...

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