September 2013 Archives

Forum tasks African govts on accountability,...

STAKEHOLDERS from different African countries meeting in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania have made a fresh demand for accountability and transparency  in the deployment of public resources by the state-actors within the continent.    The forum called on African leaders to lift their citizens from the morass of poverty and underdevelopment using the instrument of government budget as one...

New UNDP Report: Reflections on Social...

Summary/Abstract: Jointly produced by the Oslo Governance Centre/BDP and the Civil Society Team/BERA, this paper captures diverse examples of initiatives in which social accountability principles and tools have been used to promote a two-way dialogue between citizens and the state, address social exclusion and increase citizen engagement in service delivery. The four chapters in the paper, by...

Allies unknown: Social accountability and legal...

This essay argues that two strands of social action which have hitherto developed separately — legal empowerment and social accountability — ought to learn from one another.1 “Legal empowerment” grows out of the tradition of legal aid for the poor and seeks, as legal aid has sought for centuries, to help people protect their rights. For much of the world’s...

RECITE, Inc. nominated in Friedrich Naumann...

ANSA-EAP's partner RECITE, Inc. is nominated in the Friedrich Naumann Foundations's Freedom Project . Support RECITE by voting for their project Applied Social Accountability at the Community Level (ASA-CL)!

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