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  1. Innovations in Accountability and Transparency Through Citizen EngagementBellagio Study and Conference CenterJune 16 – 20 2008 ‘A snapshot of what we have heard so far’ John Gaventa Julia Moffett

  2. A Framework for our Conversation StrengtheningDemocratic Governance Meeting Development Goals/Delivering Basic Services Accountability and Transparency Public Engagement + Government Reform Accountability Strategies/Innovations

  3. Multiple Strategies for Accountability and Transparency • Budget work – information and transparency • Other work on revenues and financial streams • Participatory governance • Community based monitoring and advocacy • Access to information • Media and other communications • ICTs • Standards, Indexes, Report Cards • Aid transparency and accountability • Strengthening Parliamentary and other forms of governmental oversight • Access to justice/ legal strategies • Building oversight coalitions • Independent Research/Information

  4. Cross-cutting themes • Accountability is more than accountancy • it is at heart of relationship between citizens and their states • Accountability is not neutral • combined with transparency and voice, it can shape and challenge the distribution of power and resources • Growing demands for accountability may create resistance • shrinking civil society autonomy and space? • Different approaches may work in differing contexts, sequences and combinations • but we need much more joined up understanding of how, where and when

  5. The Actors • Multilaterals • World Bank, UNDP Governance Centre • Bilaterals • DFID, CIDA • Private Foundations • Aga Khan Development Network, Ford Foundation, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Google.org, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Open Society Institute • Civil Society Organisations/NGOs • BBC World Service Trust, East Africa Citizen Agency Initiative, Gender and Development Network, International Budget Project, Logolink, MobileActive.org, Revenue Watch Institute, Society for Participatory Research (PRIA), The Access Initiative (TAI), TIRI

  6. Snapshot of Resource Commitments FUNDERS • $474m CIDA/1yr • $118m DRC/DFID/5yrs • $5b UNDP/3yrs • $23m Hewlett/1yr • $30m/Gates/2yrs • $12-20m Ford/1yr • $10m Google/1 yr PRACTIONERS • $34m BBC WST/1yr • $12m TIRI/5-10yrs • $3m PRIA/1 yr

  7. Issues Around Funding and Resources • Significant Resources at Hand • Additional Resources Planned/In Related Budgets • New Types of Funders/Donors • Bilateral Priorities • How Much We Don’t Know

  8. How are you supporting these strategies? • Funding • Capacity Building, Education and Training • Technical Assistance • Research • Policy/Policy Advocacy • Knowledge Building and Learning, Networks

  9. Strategies for Accountability and Transparency- What are you supporting? • Production of Independent Research/Information (8) • Budget Work – information and transparency (7) • Community based monitoring and advocacy (7) • Strengthening Parliamentary and other forms of governmental oversight (7) • Access to justice/ legal strategies (7) • Participatory governance (6) • Access to information (6) • Media and other communications (5) • Standards, Indexes, Report Cards (4) • Other work on revenues and financial streams (4) • ICTs (3) • Building oversight coalitions (3) • Aid transparency and accountability (3)

  10. Grantees/Partners • Interconnectedness • Common Funding • How many of you are looking for partners • Extensive Networks

  11. Geography • Global, Regional, National, Sub-national • Asia, Africa, Middle East, Former Soviet Union, Europe, Latin America, US • Post conflict – Afghanistan • Heavy East Africa/Expanding into West Africa • New Approaches Emerging

  12. What you said- Issue Baskets • Making the Case and Building the Evidence • Our Own Accountability and Legitimacy • Building Synergy and Collaboration • Scale, Replication and Sustainability • Absorption – Internal and External • Creating Bottom Up Demand for Accountability • Developing New Accountability Strategies • Increasing and Sharing Our Knowledge

  13. What you said- Other Takeaways • Roles of bilaterals and foundations • Amount of data we have • Secondary vehicles • Audiences • Technology possibilities

  14. A Key Moment for AccountabilityA Key Moment for Many Strategies IBP --- Logolink --- Ford --- Hewlett --- Gates --- PRIA --- UNDP --- World Bank

  15. Is the Framework one that you are comfortable with as a foundation for this meeting? • Does anything else strike you as important not covered in this snapshot?

  16. A Reminder of the Purposes of the Workshop • To share knowledge and practical learning • To identify key issues and factors for success, and prospective vehicles or entry points to move them forward • To develop a broader vision/strategy for building the field collaboratively

  17. Workshop Outline • Monday • Setting the Context and Naming the Moment • Tuesday • Identifying the Innovations, Opportunities and Challenges. • Prioritising issues for our work • Wednesday • Key Factors for Success and Vehicles for moving forward • Thursday • Envisioning the Agenda for the Future and Planning Next Steps • Friday • Informal follow up discussions

  18. Ways of Working • Build from the knowledge in the room through short inputs, open conversation, plenary and group work • Look beyond our own work to the field as a whole • Search for ways to collaborate and move • forward • ‘Chatham House’ rules – comments not for attribution • Listen, respect, engage, challenge