April 2014 Archives

Competing Approaches to Social Accountability

Submitted by Suvojit Chattopadhyay on Wed, 04/02/2014 Advocates of social accountability approaches believe that regular elections are not enough to bring about a change in service delivery Seeking accountability from public service providers remains one of the most prominent governance challenges in developing countries. In recent years, there has been a burst of social accountability tools,...

World Bank promotes citizen action to help...

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Fri, 11 Apr 2014 10:43 AM Author: Stella Dawson WASHINGTON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) Citizen-led action can complement the anti-corruption work of governments and the private sector and increase chances of successful development projects that reduce poverty, experts said at the World Bank spring meetings. Involving local communities in the design and...

Social Accountability: What Does the Evidence...

This presentation discusses social accountability impacts and the lessons learned that the evidence offers on social accountability approaches. It makes a review of what works in terms of social accountability initiatives and why. It also describes the next generation challenges and the next steps for pro-accountability governance and reform....

Open Government Awards

In 2014, the Open Government Partnership (OGP) is asking participating countries to nominate initiatives that expand and sustain "citizen engagement"to improve government policies and services. OGP defines citizen engagement as: ... the mechanism(s) by which citizens participate in and have influence on the design and implementation of public policy and services, with the ultimate goal of...

WGPD provinces reflect on scorecard use for...

On 19 December 2013, WGPD members across the country came together to reflect and focus on community scorecards. As decentralization and de-concentration (D&D) reforms progress in Cambodia, scorecards become more and more important in assessing local government and empowering citizens. The World Bank has expressed its commitment to supporting Cambodia to move forward on assessing...

E-forum on "What, How, and Why to monitor and...

Dear social accountability community, Welcome! I am delighted to introduce the inaugural e-forum convened by the Global Partnership for Social Accountability (GPSA) to take place between April 14th and April 30th. We are bringing together social accountability change makers from across the globe to share their experiences and learn: how tracking our social accountability actions on the ground...

Call for Applications

ANSA-EAP is looking for a ICT Officer for its i-budget.mo project. The i-budget.mo (IBM) project is a participatory budgeting initiative involving the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs). It focuses on constructive engagement and citizen monitoring of the discretionary funds of the local government budget by creating an online platform for community feedback and government...

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