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Nepal: What Can a Community Do to Hold a School Accountable?

20 March 2014 | accountability, asia pacific, blogpost, community scorecards, governance and education, public service delivery

The answer from a case study in western Nepal says the answer could be one of the social accountability tools - Community Score Card (CSC).  The case study, produced by the World Bank-funded Program...

Nepal: What Can a Community Do to Hold a School Accountable?

20 March 2014 | accountability, asia pacific, blogpost, community scorecards, governance and education, public service delivery

The answer from a case study in western Nepal says the answer could be one of the social accountability tools - Community Score Card (CSC).  The case study, produced by the World Bank-funded Program...

India: Sustaining Accountability

14 March 2014 | accountability, asia pacific, blogpost, election, governance

During her primary contest with Barack Obama for the nomination of the Democratic Party, Hilary Clinton once remarked that one only needed to look at the two of them (a woman and an African American...

The shifting aid landscape: how civil-society investments strengthen local ownership of development

05 March 2014 | accountability, aid, citizen participation, performance evaluation, service delivery

World Vision and other international non-governmental organisations (INGOs) are sharpening their focus on mobilising both international and domestic resources for development. US-based INGOs channel...

Emancipating Citizen Voice 

04 March 2014 | accountability, citizen monitoring, internet, service delivery, turkey

Last week, I was in Istanbul, staying just off Taksim Square, as police were trying to disrupt protests denouncing a new Turkish law that allows the government to restrict internet rights. Sadly, it...

South Korea Has Moved Backwards in Democratic Freedoms, a New Report Finds - Korea Real Time - WSJ

19 February 2014 | accountability, asia pacific, blogpost, ogp, open data, transparency

If technology makes governments more open and accountable, South Korea should be among the world’s greatest successes. This is increasingly not so, according to the findings of a draft progress...

How to Build Accountability in Fragile States? Some Lessons (and 2 New Jobs) from an Innovative Governance Programme

14 February 2014 | accountability, afghanistan, fragility, gender, governance, social contract, south-sudan

One of my favourite Oxfam programmes is called (rather arcanely) ‘Within and Without the State’(WWS). It is trying to build civil society and good governance in some pretty unpromising environments...

Corruption in the Philippines: Survey of Business Execs Reveals 'Mixed’ Findings

23 January 2014 | accountability, asia pacific, corruption assessment, governance, methodology, transparency

On January 15, the results of the latest “SWS Survey of Enterprises on Corruption” were released during an afternoon session of the Good Governance Summit 2014. The previous survey in 2012 showed an...

UN-REDD Explores Transparency and Accountability in REDD+ - Forests Policy & Practice

13 January 2014 | accountability, forest governance, methodology, sustainable dev, un-redd

The UN Collaborative Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation (UN-REDD) released a report on 'Sharing National Experiences in Strengthening Transparency, Accountability, and Integrity...

Global Meeting l Data and accountability for the Post-2015 Development Agenda

13 January 2014 | accountability, data, data-revolution, dev goals, post-2015

In 2011, UNDP, under the umbrella of the United Nations Development Group, launched an initiative to facilitate an open and inclusive process of global consultations on defining the priorities of the...

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