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Translating complex realities through technologies: lessons about participatory accountability from South AfricaInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2017Accountability 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.DocumentUniversity of the West of England, 2015In the face of rapid urbanisation, the issues of inadequate planning, governance, and management in Nigeria is well known, and the combination of customary and colonial practices, outdated policies and plans, and entrenched attitudes make solutions hard to come by.DocumentApplied Knowledge Services, 2016Women are becoming the majority in urban areas, and many more people now live in female-headed households, representing a significant shift in gender roles and relations. This GSDRC helpdesk research report examines the literature to tell us about different gender roles and opportunities for women in urban environments, compared to rural.DocumentInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2017Barriers 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.Document
ICT-facilitated accountability and engagement in health systems: a review of Making All Voices Count mHealth for accountability projectsInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2017Information and communication technologies (ICTs) and mHealth innovations hold great potential to improve health systems and health outcomes while at the same time enhancing citizen engagement and accountability. Yet there has been little assessment of the impact of mHealth innovations on the ground.DocumentDepartment for International Development, UK, 2017The definition of which settlements count as ‘urban’ in Zimbabwe is complex, creating uncertainty regarding the extent and nature of urbanisation.DocumentCentre for Human Rights and Policy Studies, 2017Kenya has grappled with extensive crime and insecurity, ranging from armed robberies, carjacking and street crime, to politically-motivated, ethnically-organised violence, resource conflicts and terror attacks that affect both rural and urban areas.DocumentCentre for Human Rights and Policy Studies, 2017On 8 August 2017 Kenya is expected to conduct a general election in which new representatives at the county and national levels will be elected.DocumentAfrobarometer, 2017After widespread violence in 2008 and 2015, South Africa is now clearly one of most hostile destinations in the world for African migrants.DocumentClimate and Development Knowledge Network, 2017This new working paper by Andrew Scott of ODI explores the effectiveness of governing for the “water-energy-food nexus” of issues. The author looks at approaches that understand the links between sectors, recognise these in decision-making and promote integrated policy-making.