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- DocumentInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2016Yowzit 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.Document
Fostering new ideas for social inclusion and accountable, responsive governance: a think-piece for the Making All Voices Count programmeInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2014This 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'.DocumentInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2016Open 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.DocumentInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2016Civil 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 gDocumentInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2016Scale 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.Document
Crowdsourcing citizen feedback on district development in Ghana using interactive voice response surveysInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2016VOTO 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.DocumentInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2016The 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.DocumentInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2017Yayasan 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.Document
Exploring the potential for interactive radio to improve accountability and responsiveness to small-scale farmers in TanzaniaInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2016What are the possibilities of using new digital technologies alongside radio to help ensure that agricultural development projects are farmer-centred, and meet the needs of the rural citizens they intend to serve?Document
Feasibility and acceptability of a mobile phone intervention to improve post-rape service delivery in South AfricaInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2017Mobile health (mHealth) interventions – in which mobile phones are used to advance positive health outcomes – have only recently been applied to addressing broader questions of health governance.