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    Why isn’t tech for accountability working in Africa?

    South African Institute of International Affairs, 2017
    Expanding mobile networks and falling costs could transform communication between African citizens and governments. So far, however, attempts to harness new technologies to improve transparency and accountability in Africa and elsewhere have had disappointing results. What is going wrong?
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    Mineral governance barometer - Southern Africa

    Southern African Resource Watch, 2017
    Southern Africa is endowed with lucrative mineral resources such as diamonds, gold, copper, coal, platinum, and uranium.  This rich endowment can be a major asset in the quest for inclusive and sustainable development, yet mining in Southern Africa has often been criticised as an enclave sector that at best contributes little to economic development and at worst does substantial social and
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    Spotlight on publications: design, adoption and implementation of Latin American Freedom of Information Acts

    Evidence and Lessons from Latin America, 2012
    In the last two decades, Latin American countries – from Brazil, Chile and Colombia to Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru and Uruguay - have designed and adopted innovative Freedom of Information Acts (FOIAs).
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    Spotlight on publications: methodologies of Latin American report cards on health

    2012
    In the last decades, citizen initiatives formed by academia, the private sector and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in various Latin American countries have emerged seeking greater participation in social oversight of their cities’ public policies.  The report card methodology is one of the tools these initiatives have used.
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    Spotlight on publications: participatory budgeting

    Evidence and Lessons from Latin America, 2011
    Latin American countries pioneered participatory budgeting (PB), an innovative mechanism enabling citizens to decide how public funds will be spent.
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    Spotlight on publications: public procurement and disclosure of public officials’ personal assets

    Evidence and Lessons from Latin America, 2012
    The selection of publications highlighted here 2012showcases how public officials and civil society organisations in Latin America have dealt with the challenges of opening public procurement procedures and public officials’ personal assets to citizen scrutiny.
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    Spotlight on publications: right to consultation in Latin America

    2013
    Drawing on case study material from across Latin America, the publications in this overview present and analyse progress made on the right to consultation at the regional and national levels, on-going challenges and key lessons learned.
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    Spotlight on publications: social control mechanisms in supreme audit institutions

    Evidence and Lessons from Latin America, 2011
    Increasingly, Latin American (LA) Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs), the agencies in charge of overseeing the use of public resources, are creating mechanisms to involve citizens in the oversight process in order to improve the quality of audits, increase citizens’ trust in public institutions, and ensure their right to participate in public decisions.
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    Closing the feedback loop. Can technology bridge the accountability gap?

    World Bank, 2014
    Enhanced transparency, accountability, and government or donor responsiveness to people needs are imperative to achieve better and more sustainable development results on the ground. The rapid spread of new technologies is transforming the daily lives of millions of poor people around the world and has the potential to be a real game changer for development.

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