GPSA Webinar: Building capacity for constructive engagement between civil society and the government

Social accountability strategies try to improve public sector performance by bolstering both citizen engagement and government responsiveness, but what does it take for civil society and government duty bearers to engage constructively on issues of accountability. In this webinar, Robin Griggs talks about ActionAid’s Reflection – Action approach to building capacity for constructive engagement between civil society and government authorities and the need to frame accountability strategies within a broader governance framework that deepens democracy. There is both a need to develop conceptual clarity and practical skills around key issues such as: Human Rights and democratic governance, people’s empowerment, the exercise of power and voice, and finally accountability and economic literacy. The talk will briefly touch on these broader issues and then focus in more detail on accountability and evidence gathering approaches.

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