August 2013 Archives

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CSOs train on CSC

Affiliated Network for Social Accountability in East Asia and Pacific (ANSA–EAP) trained civil society organizations (CSOs) facilitating and using Community Scorecards (CSC) as a tool for citizen monitoring of local health services in Binalonan, Pangasinan last 23 to 25 May 2012. “The CSC is a participatory, community-based evaluation tool that enables citizens to assess the...

Cambodian Youth and Social Accountability

On June 06, 2013, Khmer Institute for National Development (KIND) in cooperation with ANSA-East Asia and the Pacific (ANSA-EAP Cambodia) conducted training on Social Accountability to 20 youths who are NGO staff, NGO volunteers of PDP center, CISA, YCC, KYSD, IDEA, CCFC, CYSD, and university students of RULE, RUPP, and AEU. This training aims to build youth capacity on Social Accountability...

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Reflections: Governance to Drive Development in...

*We have a few copies of this book up for grabs c/o the ASEAN IAI-NDG Division. Do you want one? Like or share any of our Facebook posts and leave a comment. (First come first served, until supplies last.) by Dondon Parafina It feels good and very fulfilling when you return from a mission with a very tangible take-away. In the case of my recently concluded Jakarta trip, my take-away was a book...

The Impact of Transparency and Accountability...

The OverseasDevelopment Institute's Development Policy Review published a special issue on " The Impact of Transparency and Accountability Initiatives " written by Mr. John Gaventa and Ms. Rosemary McGee.  The authors "analyses existing evidence, discusses how approaches to learning about TAIs might be improved, and recommends how impact and effectiveness could be enhanced.". You d...

How A Social Entrepreneur Created A Sustainable...

BONN, Germany - With the federal election season in full swing in Germany, social entrepreneur and Ashoka Fellow Gregor Hackmack is busy preparing his online portal, ParliamentWatch , to host a variety of special online forums with German media partners and to connect citizen’s questions to candidates. “It’s all about bridging the gap between citizens and politicians,”...

Bangladesh: Transforming Procurement Outcomes...

Despite a challenging context, Bangladesh has been transforming its procurement environment for better outcomes in public contracting with improved efficiency, effectiveness, and transparency at key sectoral ministries and agencies. This has been demonstrated by: reduced procurement delays; improved competitiveness; and enhanced transparency. About 65% of small value large number of contracts...

OGP Bright Spots Competition

Share your powerful, inspiring and practical stories of change. The most compelling bright spots will be invited to present at the Open Government Partnership Annual Summit on October 31 - November 1. Enter the competition here.

The PPP and the Bumpy Road of Procurement...

by Kristina Aquino Over the last few years, I have seen my fair share of citizen programs and initiatives come to life in an excited, and often loud, snap – usually, in a workshop or meeting setting – only to peter out quietly some time later. For the most part, this is understandable; we can hardly expect all programs, no matter how well intentioned, to be successful or to last...

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A View from the Inside: A Forum on the 2013...

Keynote Speaker: Miss Theary C. Seng The recent Cambodian elections have been fraught with controversy amidst widespread allegations of cheating, vote-buying and military coercion. Numerous local civic groups, as well the international community, have been clamoring for transparency from the government, of which little is forthcoming. Ms. Theary Seng will talk about the current political...

Social Accountability Practitioners from SADC...

Social Accountability practitioners from Southern Africa will meet in Dar es Salaam this week to share information and to dialogue on the best ways to monitor public resources for the interest of communities in the region and to learn from one another on different ways of advocating for changes that lead to improved service delivery to the people. About 150 practitioners from Tanzania, Zambia,...

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