May 2017 Archives

budget_and_finance

Call for Applications

Accounting and Administrative Officer Tasks and Functions of Accounting and Administrative Officer Assists the Finance officer and Bookkeeper in the administering of receipts, disbursements and reports of ANSA-EAP such as but not limited to the following: preparation and issuance of official receipts, bank deposits, receiving and initial review of financial documents, custodianship of petty...

Investing in Children and Budget Transparency...

Africa is undergoing a seismic demographic shift. Over the next 35 years, the under-18 population will grow by more than two-thirds to reach almost 1 billion by 2050. As these children reach working age, countries across the continent can benefit from accelerated economic growth via a demographic dividend. However, realizing this potential is only possible if more and better investments are...

How-to: Get Things Done with Government Teams

You finally did it. The Department Secretary and some senior officials are sold on your project. They said yes to adapting it in the offices inside their government department. You’re on cloud nine! Now you’ve gone on initial meetings with a few middle managers who are critical to project implementation and you could observe that they are sizing you up and showing initial behaviors...

Digital technologies exclude

The research that I am working on examines the use of digital technologies by Filipinos to improve transparency and accountability - including the use of ‘citizen engagement technologies’. The Philippines is a particularly interesting place to study citizen engagement technologies due the very high levels of mobile internet usage and the role played by ‘ Generation Txt’...

An effective and powerful independent...

By Ricardo Barrientos [1] The relationship between political power and fiscal transparency has always been there, or at least, has been an issue for theoretic or academic debate. But since 2015, Guatemala offered a very concrete case which showed this relationship, perhaps in a dramatic way. The whole world heard how Guatemalans exercised citizenship in an exemplary and pacific way, by...

Open it to fix it: How Nigerians are shedding...

O n a hot, dry day in February 2017, Nonye Onumonu boards a small wooden boat on the brackish waters of the Ezichi River, heading towards Umuem Anam, a remote community in southeast Nigeria. It’s a world away from the sprawling highways, grand buildings and manicured lawns of the country’s modern capital, Abuja, where the young woman began her journey. Onumonu is a procurement...

Introducing the Open Government Metric: A...

In 2016, Mexico endorsed the OGP Paris Declaration for two reasons. We are founding members of the Open Government Partnership (OGP), and by legal mandate, Mexican public institutions must engage in open government. The General Law of Transparency and Access to Information states that all public institutions, no matter their level or branch of government, must implement open government...

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