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    Campaigning for agrarian reform in the Bondoc Peninsula

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2016
    Civil society monitoring and advocacy that is vertically integrated across different levels of action is one strategy for seeking government accountability. This case study summary is one of a set of seven from the Philippines. Each discusses a civil society campaign in a different sector, and draws out lessons for vertical integration.
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    Bridging the gap: the role of churches in fostering local-level accountability. Research summary

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2016
    Faith-based organisations in many contexts have an important role in mobilising citizens to engage with local government actors on accountability issues.
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    Lessons from Yowzit’s practitioner research and learning process

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2016
    Yowzit is a South African social enterprise that manages rating and review platforms for citizens to share their views on the quality of services provided by public and private entities. Through an innovation grant from Making All Voices Count, it developed ‘Yowzit for Governance’, a website with information on 41,102 public entities that members of the public could review.
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    Fostering new ideas for social inclusion and accountable, responsive governance: a think-piece for the Making All Voices Count programme

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2014
    This short think piece draws from a desk review of experience in using innovation to increase social inclusion, and an exchange of ideas in an e-dialogue between practitioners and scholars in January 2014. It draws on research and experiential evidence, and borrows its framing and title from the concept of 'maker culture'.
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    Making coordination a catalyst for the Open Government Partnership in South Africa

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2016
    Open Democracy Advice Centre, a South African civil society organisation working on transparency and accountability, has been heavily involved in the Open Government Partnership (OGP) since its inception.
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    Scaling accountability through vertically integrated civil society policy monitoring and advocacy

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2016
    Civil society initiatives in the new field of transparency, participation and accountability (TPA) are flourishing in the global South, yet governmental responsiveness often falls short of expectations. This working paper argues that the growing field of transparency, participation and accountability (TPA) needs a conceptual reboot, to address the limited traction g
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    Taking scale into account in transparency and accountability initiatives

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2016
    Scale is a term that is often used in the governance and international development fields, but not always clearly defined. The idea of scaling up usually refers to growing or replicating a given initiative, but the goal of building public accountability calls for an additional approach to scale.
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    Crowdsourcing citizen feedback on district development in Ghana using interactive voice response surveys

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2016
    VOTO Mobile is a Ghanaian tech company and social enterprise. One of the tools it uses is the interactive voice response (IVR) survey. This entails survey respondents being called on their mobile phone and prompted by pre-recorded messages to respond to questions by pressing buttons on the phone.
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    Going vertical: citizen-led reform campaigns in the Philippines 

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2016
    The Philippines has a long history of state–society engagement to introduce reforms in government and politics. Forces from civil society and social movements have interfaced with reform-oriented leaders in government on a range of social accountability initiatives – to make governance more responsive, to introduce policy reforms, and to make government more accountable.
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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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