June 2016 Archives

The Art of Citizen-Led Accountability: Five...

By Brendan Halloran, International Budget Partnership, Jun 02, 2016 I recently attended the World Bank's Global Partnership for Social Accountability (GPSA) partners’ forum. The forum was a space for discussing how civil society can influence government accountability, and a chance to reflect on our evolving understanding of relationships between citizens and the state. I’ll focus...

In Moldova, Engaged Citizens Raise Quality of...

June 6, 2016 When we entered the room, it was filled with the delicious aroma of freshly-baked plăcintă, a traditional Moldovan pastry. Plus, tea was brewing! Indeed a perfect setting to welcome guests, but also just another regular gathering of the School Board of Mihai Eminescu Lyceum in the town of Hîncești, in central Moldova. The 13-member School Board comprises teachers,...

Learning to Open Government: New Evidence to...

Global Integrity is excited to present the results of "Learning to Open Government," a first of its kind examination of how the Open Government Partnership is playing out in practice in five countries: Albania, Costa Rica, Mexico, the Philippines, and Tanzania. We did not evaluate OGP, but our findings can help us, and pro-reform actors engaging with OGP, better understand whether and how OGP...

Shackled Auditors, Toothless Legislatures: Why...

By Vivek Ramkumar, International Budget Partnership — Jun 14, 2016 This is the second post in " Unpacking the Open Budget Survey ," a series of blogs exploring the richness of the Open Budget Survey data and some of the different ways they can be used. Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) are crucial government bodies that verify whether public money is being used effectively and lawfully,...

Fiscal Openness to End Poverty:THE BEST...

The Global Initiative for Fiscal Transparency is proud to announce the best practices selected from the Fiscal Openness to End Poverty Open Forum : A bottom-up budgeting system implemented at the national level in the Philippines (Department of Budget and Management of the Philippines) Budget monitoring and social participation/Thematic budget (Instituto de Estudos Socioeconomicos, Brazil)...

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ANSA-EAP Receives Memento from Australian...

ANSA East Asia and the Pacific Executive Director Dondon Parafina (right) receives a memento from Ambassador Amanda Gorely (left) and PFMP Program Delivery Advi ser Gary Ellem (center). The Affiliated Network for Social Accountability in East Asia and the Pacific (ANSA-EAP) is PFMP's partner civil society organisation in assisting the Commission on Audit (COA) implement the Citizen...

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New CheckMySchool website

CheckMySchool is proud to announce the public release of its new and improved website . Please feel free to leave us a comment or feedback regarding our new webs ite. New website features include: -Easier site navigation -Mobile friendly interface -Stories of Change -Donation Button -Be Part of CMS (an online form to help those who want to be part of Checkmyschool) -CMS Downloadable Files (via...

Are ‘small’ stories the key to making sense of...

Blog | June 21, 2016 | Anastasia-Areti Gavrili Last month, on the sidelines of the ICT4D conference in Nairobi, I met with Making All Voices Count partners and got to know more about their exciting projects in Africa and Asia. Meeting with the team from This is My Backyard (TIMBY), I was enthralled by how they use technology to create powerful stories for development - they sparked my...

Boosting demand for open aid data: lessons from...

Submitted by Daniel Nogueira-Budny On Wed, 06/29/2016 One journalist used it as a data source for a story on solar energy in Makueni County. Another accessed the data for inclusion in a piece on sanitary napkin distribution in East Pokot. Development partners reported relying on the data to coordinate specific activities in the Central Highlands of Kenya. And this is to say nothing of the...

When does the state listen?

June 15, 2016 Making government more responsive is one side of the accountable governance equation. Learning lessons from past policy processes can help us understand what helps government actors respond to citizen voices. So when does the state listen? Read more  

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