Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

Governance Data: Who Uses It and Why

Numerous organizations, including members of the Governance Data Alliance, collect and analyze data on the different dimensions of governance to help shape policy reforms and ultimately improve economic, human, and … Continue reading

Friday, 11 March 2016 · Leave a comment

Mobilizing Accountability: Citizens, Movements and the State

History and experience have taught us that citizens must act collectively to ensure positive social changes.  People’s organizations and movements work visibly or behind the scenes to push for rights, … Continue reading

Monday, 18 May 2015 · Leave a comment

Citizen Participation and Accountability for Sustainable Development

This report focuses on the experiences of marginalised people and those living in greatest poverty, and highlights how reclaiming citizen identity is a starting point for political accountability. Identity is … Continue reading

Monday, 27 April 2015 · Leave a comment

Accountability, Transparency, Participation, and Inclusion: A New Development Consensus?

Four key principles—accountability, transparency, participation, and inclusion—have in recent years become nearly universal features of the policy statements and programs of international development organizations. Yet this apparently widespread new consensus … Continue reading

Friday, 24 October 2014 · Leave a comment

The Uncertain Relationship between Open Data and Accountability

Tiago Peixoto – Open government data, often equated with transparency by its advocates, emerges as the new low-hanging fruit of good governance.In the absence of a free press, open data … Continue reading

Friday, 29 November 2013 · Leave a comment