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The techno-centric gaze: incorporating citizen participation technologies into participatory governance processes in the PhilippinesInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2017In recent years, government and civil society organisations have increasingly deployed digital tools in their efforts to increase the participation of citizens in various aspects of governance.DocumentChr. Michelsen Institute, Norway, 2017Land in Meghalaya, India, was traditionally agricultural land, owned by the community. With increasing privatization and rising commercial value of land for non-agricultural use, many owners have sold the land for mining operations. So-called rat-hole coal mining has resulted in environmental degradation as well as in the loss of lives of miners, most of whom are from outside the state.DocumentThe Program on Governance and Local Development, University of Gothenburg, 2017Malawi’s context raises a number of challenges that the government, traditional leaders, civil society, and the development community are working to address.Document
Tribal representation & local land governance in India: A case study from the Khasi Hills of MeghalayaChr. Michelsen Institute, Norway, 2017In India, the Schedule Tribes have remained on the fringes of growth, but less so in the majority tribal areas of the North East. This has increased the interest in the Sixth Schedule, the special constitutional provision relating to these areas, recognising the tribal communities’ rights of ownership and control over their land and natural resources.DocumentThe Program on Governance and Local Development, University of Gothenburg, 2017Traditional leadership often coexists with modernpolitical institutions, yet we know little about how traditional and state authority cues — or those from male or female sources — affect public support for human rights issues.DocumentChr. Michelsen Institute, Norway, 2017Community-driven development is a widely employed development strategy for empowering people to choose their own development priorities, to select their own project leaders, and to monitor the implementation of theirDocument
Has the EITI been successful? Reviewing evaluations of the Extractive Industries Transparency InitiativeChr. Michelsen Institute, Norway, 2017Has the EITI been successful? Many efforts have been devoted to improving resource governance through the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative. A review of 50 evaluations concludes that the EITI has succeededDocumentChr. Michelsen Institute, Norway, 2017Civil society organizations can help to ensure good governance over natural resources as members of global multi-stakeholder initiatives like the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative. Yet a good number of resource-rich countries have legally restricted civil society organizations’ independence and ability toDocumentChr. Michelsen Institute, Norway, 2017The implementation of Tanzania’s local content policy for the petroleum and mineral sectors has been hampered by inconsistency, confusion, and un-coordinated donor interventions.Document
Tech for governance programmes in Kenya: what is left of the conducive tech environment, and where to next?Institute of Development Studies UK, 2017Making All Voices Count has been a grant-making programme supporting tech for accountable governance initiatives, which in this report are defined as “projects, programmes and campaigns which use information and communications technologies (ICTs) in initiatives intended to increase transparency and improve government accountability to citizens”.