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Baseline survey on citizen's perception of the media report

The Kenya media programme (KMP) is a programme of Hivos whose aim is to strengthen the existing media landscape in Kenya. KMP's overall objective is to contribute to a responsible, accountable and transparent governance environment and therefore a more stable Kenya. In its bid to strengthen the media sector, KMP has identified the media as the key driver of accountability and good governance...

BIG Voices in small spaces: A report of the public survey on the role of media in promoting transparency and accountability

The Kenya Media Programme (KMP) envisages a second four-year phase effective April 2015 and hopes to address sector wide efforts and challenges faced by the media. This is part of the reason why it was necessary to undertake a national public survey to establish how effective the media is in improving transparency and accountability in Kenya.

The outcome of this research which was...

Cooperating with the private sector in child labour free zones in Africa

This guiding document provides concrete action-oriented driven information useful to local government bodies, Community Based Organisations (CBOs), Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), and trade unions working in different African countries on how to engage with Multinational Companies (MNCs) and their supply chain partners against child labour.

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Cooperating with the private sector in child labour free zones in India

Efforts to reduce and remediate child labour require attention from multiple angles. One key element is the role of the private sector.

This guide focuses on how Community Based Organizations (CBOs), NonGovernmental Organizations (NGOs) and Trade Unions can effectively engage private sector actors in their efforts to eradicate child labour, including by cooperating with them in an area-...

Why is it so hard for non-state actors to be heard? Inside Tanazania’s education policies

Much of the literature on citizen accountability focuses on citizen voices. This research briefing is one of four which turn the spotlight on the how the state behaves in instances of accountable governance. Each examines a landmark social justice policy process in Africa, asking when and how the state listened, and to which actors; and why, at times, it chose not to listen.

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Getting strategic: vertically integrated approaches to governance

Holding power to account requires understanding where power lies and how it is exercised. It entails understanding how decisions are made and who makes them, and the nature of entrenched, institutional obstacles to change.

With technology for development - and in particular the idea of open data - holding so much potential for better governance, how can we make sure that these new ideas...

Privacy, anonymity, visibility: dilemmas in tech use by marginalised communities

How do marginalised communities use tech for transparency and accountability (T4T&A) work?

This research report, by the Tactical Technology Collective (Tactical Tech), presents reflections and learnings from two studies of about how marginalised communities – lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer (LGBTQ) people in Nairobi, and economically marginalised housing and urban...

Advancing reproductive health rights

A new generation of strategies for government accountability is needed, one that fully considers entrenched, institutional obstacles to change. Vertical integration of coordinated civil society policy monitoring and advocacy is one such strategy. Engaging each stage and level of public sector actions in an integrated way can locate the causes of accountability failures, show their...

Mobilising citizens for transparency and accountability in education through Textbook Count

A new generation of strategies for government accountability is needed, one that fully considers entrenched, institutional obstacles to change. Vertical integration of coordinated civil society policy monitoring and advocacy is one such strategy. Engaging each stage and level of public sector actions in an integrated way can locate the causes of accountability failures, show their...

Campaigning for agrarian reform in the Bondoc Peninsula

A new generation of strategies for government accountability is needed, one that fully considers entrenched, institutional obstacles to change. Vertical integration of coordinated civil society policy monitoring and advocacy is one such strategy. Engaging each stage and level of public sector actions in an integrated way can locate the causes of accountability failures, show their...

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