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- DocumentSouth African Institute of International Affairs, 2017Expanding 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?Document
South African banks footprint in SADC mining projects: environmental, social and governance principlesSouthern African Resource Watch, 2017DocumentSouthern African Resource Watch, 2017Southern 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 andDocument
Spotlight on publications: design, adoption and implementation of Latin American Freedom of Information ActsEvidence and Lessons from Latin America, 2012In 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).Document2012In 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.DocumentEvidence and Lessons from Latin America, 2011Latin American countries pioneered participatory budgeting (PB), an innovative mechanism enabling citizens to decide how public funds will be spent.DocumentEvidence and Lessons from Latin America, 2012The 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.Document2013Drawing 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.DocumentEvidence and Lessons from Latin America, 2011Increasingly, 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.DocumentWorld Bank, 2014Enhanced 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.