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Harnessing the power of communities against corruption. A framework for contextualising social accountability
U4 Brief | Aug 2018
Ignorance, apathy and disempowerment are recurring drivers of impunity. Social accountability, on its part, aims to empower citizens with information ...
Book Chapter | Jan 2003
Can improved revenue collection and tax policies provide for more democratically accountable government? The chapter discusses the relationship ...
Tax reform, Economic policy, Africa: Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia
Report in External Series | Apr 2016
A transparent and accountable judiciary to deliver justice for all » U4 Corruption is hampering the delivery of justice globally. People ...
Social accountability and water integrity: Learning from experiences with participatory and transparent budgeting in Ethiopia and Nepal
U4 Issue | Sep 2019
Experiences with social accountability measures in water management schemes in Nepal and Ethiopia offer useful lessons for practitioners. Participation ...
water and sanitation, social accountability, civil society, participatory budgeting, community-driven development, NGOs, Ethopia, Eastern Africa, Nepal, Southern Asia
The Past is Never Past: Bringing the Military to Court over Gross Human Rights Violations in Latin America
Event | 14 May 2013
More than twenty years after the return to democratic rule in Latin America, the military in many countries in the region are now being prosecuted ...
Project | Jan 2004 - Dec 2005
This study analyses the special institutions of restraint introduced in order to secure accountable government. Most African countries are equipped ...
Democratic accountability, institutions of restraint, human rigths commissions, anti corruption agencies, auditor generals, electoral commissions, appointment commissions, the ombudsman, Sub Saharan Africa
Journal Article | Jan 2008
This article offers a framework for exploring litigation as a strategy to advance the right to health by holding governments accountable to ...
U4 Brief | Dec 2011
Donor support to social accountability in fragile and conflict-affected states is a relatively new phenomenon. It has emerged with the ...
Journal Article | Jan 2013
Many Latin American countries are moving towards increased accountability for past human rights violations. There is a growing international ...
accountability, human rights, impunity, transitional justice, Uruguay, Uruguay
CMI Report | Jan 2005
Despite the important accountability functions assigned supreme audit institutions, little is known about their actual functioning and we have ...
Accountability/economic accountability, Audit, Auditor general, Budget, Parliament, Supreme audit institutions, Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda, Africa: Malawi
CMI Brief | Oct 2016
Recent significant natural gas discoveries have pushed Tanzania into the international spotlight as a new petroleum producer. How can the country ...
oil, petroleum, gas, economy, Tanzania
Project | Sep 2002 - Aug 2005
The role of courts in the consolidation of democracy and social transformation in South Africa investigates the role played by courts in the ...
courts, judicary, accountability, social transformation, access to justice, constitution, judical review, democratization, law, social rights, Africa: South Africa
News | 15 Feb 2005
This volume examines the political role of courts in new democracies in Latin America and Africa. Are the courts able to hold political power-holders accountable when they act outside of their constitutionally defined powers? Given the hyper-presidential nature of these regimes, particular focus is on the ability of the courts to say "no" to the executive and make it stick.
News | 19 May 2015
In mid-April 2015, news emerged about the killing of nine police-men in Angola's Huambo province. The incident involved the police and members of Juliano Kalupeteca's "Light of the World" religious sect. In the following days, grizzling reports emerged of a massacre of perhaps hundreds of sect members. We do not yet know the truth. Angola's government appears to do its utmost to prevent knowledge of it to transpire. Will the international community remain passive?
News | 10 Nov 2015
The US military strike that devastated the MSF hospital in Kunduz in northern Afghanistan on 3 October generated profound, if short-lived, outrage in much of the world. The US government promised an investigation, and in late October appointed a military panel to do so. Yet its investigation is unlikely to address the more fundamental questions this attack raises: Why have US-airstrikes repeatedly produced catastrophic cases of “collateral damage” in Afghanistan?
Project | Feb - Dec 2003
This article aims at discribing and analysing the shifts in accountability of the Maoist movement through successive periods, first as parlamentary ...
Nepal, Maoists, accountability, Asia: Nepal
Programme | Jan 2003 - Dec 2005
The aim of this strategic institute programme is to take a new look at the processes of democratisation in Africa. To reach a deeper ...
Political institutions, democratic accountability, democratisation, elections, parties, parliaments, the judiciary, Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia, South Africa
Book Chapter | Jan 2004
The book examines the political role of courts in new democracies in Latin America and Africa, focussing on their ability to hold political ...
courts, judiciary, accountabilty, democracy, democratic consolidation, rule of law, constitutionalism
U4 Brief | Jun 2009
Education budget work conducted by civil society is a powerful way of holding governments accountable to their citizens, and drawing attention ...
Journal Article | Jan 2003
This special issue examines the political role of courts in new democracies in Latin America and Africa, focussing on their ability to hold ...
Courts, judiciary, accountability, democracy, democratic consolidation, rule of law, constitutionalism