Thursday, August 23, 2007


ONLINE PUBLICATION: – issue on accountability

I received this through the Pelikan group (

The latest issue of focuses on citizens' initiatives to hold decision makers, service providers and development practitioners accountable to their commitment to reduce poverty, and could be of interest to some of you given our earlier discussions here. The articles of this issue of look at two relationships:

(1) Between governments and their citizens;

(2) Between national governments and the international donor community.

The issue includes a review of definitions and key elements of accountability, and highlights interesting experiences from different countries on capacity building in the context of budget tracking by communities as well as support to budget advocacy organisations.

Please use this link to download the issue in PDF format: or

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