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    I know what I know (but how do I know what I don’t?)

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2017
    An important support function of Making All Voices Count South Africa is to design, plan and facilitate community of practice gatherings for sustained learning and sharing across Making All Voices Count grantees.
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    New pathways for citizen agency: Open Government National Action Plans in Uruguay

    IT for Change, 2017
    Since the implementation of the first Open Government Partnership National Action Plan (OGP-NAP) in Uruguay in 2012, open government has evolved from a focus on e-government that was non-participatory, towards a multi-stakeholder, transversal approach to public policies, with its own budget allocation.
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    When top down visions meet grassroots digital activism: notes from Netherlands

    IT for Change, 2017
    The Netherlands provides several avenues for citizen participation in formal policy-making, and is often described as a global leader in e-participation and e-government. Yet, even in a context where citizen participation has become a policy principle, the desired format of and the actual opportunities for participation can be problematic.
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    Empowering communities for housing and community services

    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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    Social accountabilty initatives in health and nutrition: lessons from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2017
    South Asia is home to nearly a quarter of the world’s population and is a region of dynamic economic growth, yet it performs relatively poorly on health and nutrition indicators.
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    Partnership to Protect: CSOs and the AU : An advocacy toolkit for civilian protection

    African Centre for Humanitarian Action - Africa Humanitarian Action, 2008
    Around the world, most people agree that governments must be the ones responsible for making sure that their people are protected. Unfortunately, this doesn’t always happen. In this case, it is the responsibility of both intergovernmental organisations, like the AU, and international organisations, such as CSOs, to help protect civilians.
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    Community-based worker systems: guidelines for practitioners

    The African Institute for Community-Driven Development (Khanya-aicdd), 2007
    Many communities in Africa are largely dependent on services provided by local people rather than by external agencies, including government. Such services include traditional birth attendants, traditional healers, farmer to farmer extension, home-based carers, paralegals and water pump attendants. [adapted from author]
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    Egypt’s social contract: the role of civil society: Human Development Report 2008

    Human Development Report Office, UNDP, 2008
    Around the world, governments are recognizing the vital role that civil society plays in the development process and increasingly, civil society, especially think tanks, is being invited to contribute to social policy formulation.
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    Membership based organisations for the Poor (MBOPs) and the case of NE Brazil: the rural poverty reduction program

    Women in Informal Employment Globalizing and Organizing, 2005
    This paper discusses the origins of Community Driven Development (CDD) in Brazil and compares it to earlier integrated rural development projects. It also sheds some light on the breadth, depth and scale of investments undertaken through the community associations in the region.
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    Strategic alliances: the role of civil society in health

    World Health Organization, 2001
    This discussion paper, produced by the WHO Civil Society Initiative (CSI), examines the role civil society organisations (CSOs) play in health programmes, and assesses the risks and benefits of strategic alliances between the state and civil society to improve health.

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