Browsing the "Accountability" Tag

Unpacking The Drivers Of Accountability

December 30th, 2015 | by EJC

Nick van Praag looks at how to give affected people a ‘voice’ in humanitarian responses, and the complex mix of tools and incentives that influence these feedback mechanisms.


Piloting Promise Tracker In Sao Paulo

February 5th, 2015 | by EJC

Over the past year, the MIT Center for Civic Media has been developing and testing Promise Tracker, a citizen monitoring platform that allows communities to track local infrastructure projects and hold elected leaders accountable for political promises. Emilie Reiser reports on recent workshops run in Brazil, which helped the Center streamline the process of running a local monitoring campaign - from selecting an issue and designing a survey, to collecting data in the field and visualizing the results


Muslim Women In South Thailand Empowered To Develop Their Own Citizen News Reports

January 30th, 2015 | by EJC

Thai PBS conducts training and workshops for citizens in various regions of Thailand to train them on the basics of broadcasting journalism and give marginalised communities the opportunity to have their voices heard. Recently, a group of Muslim women aged between 30 and 60 years old attended the training and Angelique Reid from UNDP Thailand reports on their results


Can Data Visualization Make It Easier To Crowdsource Corruption Monitoring?

December 19th, 2014 | by EJC

While anti-corruption advocates have long aimed to improve access to high-quality government budget data, a top-down information exchange is not enough to deter corruption. Justin DeShazor explains how a data visualisation initiative by Transparency International Uganda is helping to bridge information gaps and create productive interactions within civil society


‘Disruptive’ Mobile Plays Well With ‘Older’ Radio

December 16th, 2014 | by EJC

Many of us in developed countries find it annoying when somebody calls and hangs up before you can answer. But in developing countries, “missed calls” are becoming an extremely cost-effective cue for transmitting and obtaining information—without incurring fees for voice calls or text messages



Back to Top ↑