Strategy and Implementation

Strategy and implementation are critical for successful TAP practices. In order to achieve the intended goals, every actor has to balance the complexity of its strategy with the actual challenges of the implementation process. Putting a strategy into practice goes beyond selecting the specific tools for advancing transparency, participation and accountability. It requires defining clear and measurable goals, considering the resources involved, anticipating risks and designing proper mitigation strategies, ensuring commitment from the actors involved, considering the institutionalization of processes, and addressing enforcement issues, among other important challenges.Strategy & implementation.001

 

Fighting corruption by improving transparency and access to information

Fundar (2012) Evidence and Lessons from Latin America (ELLA) project
Using Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), in the last decades countries such as Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama and Paraguay have designed and created electronic platforms that make information about procurement and government officials’ personal assets public. These…

The Latin American approach to transparency and access to information

Fundar (2012) Evidence and Lessons from Latin America (ELLA)
By providing greater access to public information and promoting transparency, Latin American countries seek to improve social oversight, inform citizens about government policies and programmes, advance other human rights, reduce corruption and enhance overall accountability. This Guide analyses various initiatives…

Localizing development. Does participation work?

Mansuri, Ghazala; Rao, Vijayendra (2013) World Bank
Based on the assumption that a more engaged citizenry should be able to achieve a higher level of cooperation and make government more accountable, this report asks whether participation can be induced through the type of large-scale government and…

Civil society for development

Fung, Archon; Kosack, Stephen (2013) Transparency and Accountability Initiative, R4D,Ash Center at Harvard Kennedy School of Government
A series of blog entries that provide a glimpse on ongoing research in the pipeline by T/AI, R4D and Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation. The research focuses on how can providing information lead…

Vertically integrated policy monitoring. A tool for civil society policy advocacy

Fox, Jonathan (2001) UC Santa Cruz: Center for Global, International and Regional Studies
Drawing from diverse Mexican experiences, Fox argues that effective independent civil society monitoring of public policy processes requires vertical integration to monitor different elite actors simultaneously. Vertical integration is the coordination of policy monitoring and public…

Does Transparency Improve Governance?

Kosack, Stephen; Fung, Archon (2013) Annual Review of Political Science 17:65-87.
In both developed and developing societies, there has been increasing interest in recent years in the potential of transparency — the provision of information to the public — to improve governance. In this article, we characterize…

Accountability in International Aid: The Case of Georgia

Bruckner. Till (2011) University of Bristol
This thesis explores accountability in international aid to the Republic of Georgia in 2008-2009. Conceptualizing accountability as the obligation to manage the expectations of multiple stakeholders with often divergent interests, it challenges the common assumption…