Mobilizing Accountability: Movements, Learning and Partnerships for Pursuing State Accountability

Back in September, T/AI organized a roundtable in Delhi with members of the TALEARN and COPASAH communities of practice and activists from several notable Indian social movements, such as Right to Food, Right to Information, Right to Health, Dalit rights, etc.  Over the two days of the ‘Mobilizing Accountability’ meeting, we reflected on the experiences…

Leveraging Technology for Accountable Governance

I recently returned from Buntwani 2015, a two-day workshop in Johannesburg on the role of technology and governance.  The title of the workshop was: The Next Step in Innovation for Good Governance:  Moving the dialogue forward from potential to impact.  Now, I am an outsider in this discussion: I’m no tech expert and would fall…

Political Analysis for Citizen-Led Accountability

Transparency, citizen engagement and accountability are inherently political processes, involving power relationships between and among actors in the state and society.  There are increasing calls for more politically-informed and savvy approaches to addressing accountability issues, moving away from tool-driven projects towards more flexible and adaptive approaches to navigating the complex governance landscape.  This shift to…