October 2015 Archives

Ethiopia: Social Accountability - an Antidote...

By Behailu W. Accountability is a consequence of the implicit social compact between citizens and their delegated representatives and agents. Social accountability is a new buzzword for the development partners around the world in order to understand accountability that is based on civic engagement. Social accountability is regarded as demand side of good governance, which involves ordinary...

Commentary: Acting in the public interest:...

By D. Markie Spring Every citizen should have the desire to hold their government accountable! After all, the monies the government spends belongs to the ‘people’ and it is the will of the people that put the government into power. The government is likened to the CEO of a corporation where the CEO is employed by the stakeholders. The CEO in turn has the obligation to work, not in...

The state auditor as guardian angel: Citizen...

by Adelle Chua Philippine Commission on Audit chairman Atty. Michael Aguinaldo said he intends to refine people’s perception of the commission from being a watchdog to a guardian angel. Aguinaldo said this as he spoke in front of members of the Makati Business Club at an Integrity Initiative forum, co-organized by the Affiliated Network for Social Accountability in East Asia and the...

FGD with children and young adults for Project CHARGE

For adults only? No way! Social accountability...

In our culture, children are usually seen, not heard. Children are expected to be quiet and let the grown ups make all the decisions for them. And indeed adults, who inhabit the world of governments and civil society organizations (CSOs), have become used to representing children when it comes to policies, programs, and projects that affect these young people’s lives. But is this right?...

Breaking down the doors: Bringing contract...

Fighting corruption was at the center of the 16th International Anti-Corruption Conference in Putrajaya, Malaysia that ended in September. Not surprisingly, Open Contracting, an approach to bring deals between governments and businesses into the open, was identified as a key tool in fighting corruption in the Putrajaya Declaration that emerged from the Conference.   Government contracts...

Participation is the Next Transparency Frontier...

(*Originally posted at www.ogp.org) Written by Warren Krafchik (Executive Director, International Budget Partnership) and Juan Pablo Guerrero (Network Director, Global Initiative for Fiscal Transparency) The Open Government Partnership (OGP) aims to improve the quality of citizens’ lives and their relationship to government. In order to do this, the countries in the Partnership have...

Citizen Engagement and Social Accountability in...

Conditional cash transfer programs (CCTPs) are widely used in the world and are proving effective in generating proven poverty alleviation impacts. However, CCTP achievements are undermined by fraud, errors, and corruption. These integrity risks and international experiences in managing them by using both state and civil society led efforts have been analyzed in a paper prepared by PTF as a...

What is Citizensourcing?

Everybody has heard of crowdsourcing, the practice of engaging a 'crowd' or group for a common goal - often innovation, problem solving, or efficiency. Thanks to the modern web and its growing connectivity, it’s now easier than ever for individuals to collectively contribute. The Internet and social media have brought organizations closer to their stakeholders, laying the groundwork for...

Call for Applications

ANSA-EAP is calling on interested parties to apply for the following positions which will work on a project that aims to introduce the Community Score Card (CSC) as the local implementers’ systematic guide for gathering and analyzing the community beneficiaries’ feedback on the programs and co-determining appropriate courses of action for improvement. Deadline for submission of...

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