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    Learning for change in accountable governance programming

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2016
    Making All Voices Count makes grants to support innovations and technologies that have the potential to transform governance, and supports research about what works in accountable governance, and why.This paper provides an introduction to some of the different kinds of learning that are important in implementing and monitoring accountable governance programmes.
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    The quest for citizen-led accountability: looking into the state

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2016
    In citizen-led accountability initiatives, we understand much more about how citizens mobilise around accountability demands than we do about what leads state agents to respond to them. This report highlights some key themes that are important in exploring the state side of the accountability equation.
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    A tale of two consultations: online participatory practices in Brazil

    IT for Change, 2017
    When it comes to ICT-mediated governance participation in Brazil, Internet penetration still remains a major challenge, with only around half of homes having connectivity. Opportunities to influence public policy frameworks and government strategies through the Internet, or even through offline interaction, are limited.
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    When top down visions meet grassroots digital activism: notes from Netherlands

    IT for Change, 2017
    The Netherlands provides several avenues for citizen participation in formal policy-making, and is often described as a global leader in e-participation and e-government. Yet, even in a context where citizen participation has become a policy principle, the desired format of and the actual opportunities for participation can be problematic.
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    Participatory budgeting in Indonesia: past, present and future

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2017
    Yayasan Kota Kita (Our City Foundation) is an Indonesian civil society organisation of governance practitioners who focus on urban planning and citizen participation in the design and development of cities. Following several years of experience with participatory budgeting in Solo city, in 2016 they carried out research to examine participatory budgeting processes in six Indonesian cities.
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    Shifting the spotlight: understanding crowdsourcing intermediaries in transparency and accountability initiatives

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2017
    Crowdsourcing intermediaries form part of a new wave of technology-enabled collaborative transparency initiatives where the information that is required to effect change is generated by citizens themselves.
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    Pathways to accountability from the margins: reflections on participatory video practice

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2017
    Two of the central challenges in building accountability for marginalised people are how to reach and meaningfully involve the most excluded, and how to establish the kinds of relationships that mean they can achieve, influence and expect government responsiveness.
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    Translating complex realities through technologies: lessons about participatory accountability from South Africa

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2017
    Accountability is a complex issue in South Africa. The country has high levels of inequality, and marginalised groups struggle to make themselves heard by those in power. Yet the issue is further complicated by an interacting set of factors, including the legacy of apartheid, gender and religious issues, and the lack of access to those in power.
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    Building safe spaces to support young women’s participation in local governance in Indonesia

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2017
    Barriers to young (especially unmarried) women’s participation in public spaces include the prevailing view that doing so violates social norms, young women’s often low level of education, and family expectations. Many young women have internalised their marginalisation and lack the confidence to participate in community forums.
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    Indigenous participation in resource development: a paradigm shift

    Latin American Center for Rural Development, 2016
    Indigenous Peoples as a demographic are amongst the poorest and most marginalized on the planet. Many have been displaced and exist in territories where extreme conditions make sustainable economic development challenging, with infrastructure, water and energy costlyand unstable. Often, traditional ways of life are no longer able to get them out of the poverty which they face.

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