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…