July 2014 Archives

How do we know if social accountability...

Social Accountability for Children's Rights: Evidence, Practice and Impact Evidence Earlier this year,Jonathan Fox, Professor at the American University and renowned expert on social accountability, gave a talk at the World Bank entitled “Social Accountability:  What does the Evidence Really Say? In his talk, Professor Fox challenged the prevailing view that the evidence for Social...

Bright smiles for the future. Community representatives, together with the IBM Project Team and representatives from Caloocan City’s Planning Department, pose after a long day of brainstorming and project proposal development.

i-budget.mo Community Representatives for Brgy...

Caloocan City, Manila - 26 community leaders, representing various sectors of development in Barangay 176 Bagong Silang, attended the Project Proposal Workshop conducted by the i-budget.mo (IBM) Project Team, with keynote speaker Mme. Aurora Ciego of the Caloocan City Planning and Development Council. The day started with around 100 participants from the different districts of Barangay 176,...

Social Accountability Sourcebook Homepage...

This Sourcebook is an interactive resource that captures diverse experiences and tools on social accountability from around the world. In particular, it shows how citizens can make their voice heard and effectively engage in making the public sector more responsive and accountable. Visit the GPSA Knowledge Platform

In-Depth Consultations. Barangay citizens, ranging from seniors to members of the youth, actively participate in the project proposal development on Monday, 14 July 2014.

i-budget.mo Project Proposal Development...

Caloocan City, Metro Manila— 15 citizen leaders from all over Barangay 176 Bagong Silang participated in the continuation of the project proposal development Monday, 14 July 2014, held at the Barangay Hall. A number of volunteers continuously corresponded with the IBM Team all throughout the week, and ten more citizen leaders also attended Friday, 18 July 2014, totalling to more than 30...

Tanzania: Forum Underpins Public's Right to Get...

By Ashery Mkama THE right of access to accurate and relevant information on public policies, programmes, services, budgets and expenditures is a fundamental element of social accountability for citizens and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs). The Public Social Accountability Monitor (PSAM) from South Africa Mr Abongile Sipondo revealed this after a preliminary study conducted in Tanzania on...

Four ways in which a good theory of change can...

Theories of change (ToCs) are a bit of a development fuzzword at the moment, used in lots of different and sometimes baffling ways. But Oxfam finds ToCs extremely useful, provided they address issues of power and politics, avoid linear ‘ logframe on steroids ’ or exclusively technical approaches, and embrace the messy realities of the world in which we are trying to support the...

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