January 2014 Archives

mapping_context

Mapping context for social accountability : a...

Demand-side governance and social accountability approaches (SAcc) have steadily gained prominence as a perceived means for achieving and improving a range of development outcomes. This resource paper focuses on the issue of SAcc and context, arising out of a growing recognition that context is critical in shaping, making, and breaking SAcc interventions. As such, the four main objectives of...

Interns undergoing an intro to social accountability discussion with Mr. Adelfo Briones

ANSA-EAP welcomes new interns

ANSA-EAP welcomes 15 student interns from the University of the Philippines (UP) College of Social Work and Community Development (CSWCD). Coming from the Civic Welfare and Training Service - 2 class of senior lecturer, Ms. Gay Benueza, they will volunteer for various ANSA-EAP projects like checkmyschool.org , Community Participatory Audit (CPA) , and the Enhancing Transparency Impact project...

OGP Webinar: Getting Consultation and Action...

One of the aims of Open Government Partnership (OGP) is to strengthen the relationship between citizens, society and government. This is why OGP member countries commit to developing their country action plans through a multi-stakeholder process, with the active engagement of citizens and civil society. Experience shows that an open, well-defined and executed co-creation process can bring...

Social audit isn’t enough

By: Farzana Afridi It hasn't led to reduced corruption and improved MGNREGA delivery. The recent pronouncements by the AAP on measures to hold public officials accountable have brought into sharp focus people’s participation and social accountability as mechanisms to foster transparency and improve the delivery of public programmes. However, so far, there has been an absence of rigorous...

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