Publications | ELLA
8
May
2017
SPOTLIGHT ON KNOWLEDGE

Annotated Bibliography: Determinants of Gaps in Horizontal Accountability of Executive to Legislative Bodies in Latin America and Africa

This Annotated Bibliography reviews the literature on Determinants of Gaps in Horizontal Accountability of Executive to Legislative Bodies in Latin America and Africa

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4
May
2017
BRIEFS

[Spanish] ¿De qué hablan los Presidentes? La rendición de cuentas desde la reforma constitucional de 1994

Este documento realiza un análisis de la calidad de información que contienen los Informes sobre el Estado de la Nación de Argentina durante los mandatos presidenciales que tuvieron lugar entre 1996 y 2015. El estudio permite identificar los sectores de política que priorizan los presidentes: empleo, producción, educación, salud y desarrollo social cuando rinden cuentas; educación, obra pública y vivienda y justicia cuando hacen propuestas.

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28
Apr
2017
MULTIMEDIA

INFOGRAPHIC: Holding State Owned Enterprises Accountable

What are the main challenges we face when aiming to hold state owned enterprises accountable? How may we overcome them?

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2
Apr
2017
COMPARATIVE EVIDENCE PAPER

Horizontal Accountability through the Lens of State Owned Enterprises: A Comparative Study of Argentina and Kenya

This paper aims to provide understanding about the determinants of the performance of horizontal accountability in Argentina and Kenya and the institutional conditions under which we could expect to see more or less horizontal accountability.

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29
Sep
2016
MULTIMEDIA

INFOGRAPHIC: How Does the Argentinean state hold itself accountable?

Infographic developed based on the Research Paper "The Deficits in Horizontal Accountability in Argentina: A Tale of two worlds"

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23
Sep
2016
BRIEFS

Mind the gap, understanding the policy and practice of horizontal accountability mechanisms in Argentina

This brief is based on new research examining the accountability of the Executive to the Legislature in Argentina, leading to a set of specific recommendations to improve ‘horizontal accountability’.

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16
Sep
2016
BRIEFS

Needed: A legal framework for strengthening oversight role of Kenyan parliament

Based on new research, this brief sets out a framework to improve the accountability of the Executive to the Kenyan parliament.

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14
Sep
2016
MULTIMEDIA

INFOGRAPHIC: How effective is the Kenyan legislature at holding the Executive to account?

Infographic developed based on the Research Paper "Horizontal Accountability of the Executive to the Legislature in Africa: A Case Study of Kenya."

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6
Jul
2016
REGIONAL EVIDENCE PAPER

Horizontal Accountability of the Executive to the Legislature in Africa: A Case Study of Kenya

This paper assesses the legislative, representative, financial control and oversight roles played by parliaments in Africa, with Kenya as the main case study in a context of accountability.

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3
Jul
2016
REGIONAL EVIDENCE PAPER

The Deficits in Horizontal Accountability in Argentina: A Tale of two worlds

This paper looks at the executive-legislative relationship and horizontal accountability, with the objective of finding out what are the determinants of the low performance of horizontal accountability mechanisms in Latin America, especially in the case of Argentina.

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23
Mar
2016
NON-ELLA PUBLICATION

On the Institutionalization of Congress (es) in Latin America and Beyond

This paper is sketches an agenda to study the determinants of and the process by which strong policymaking institutions develop, with special focus on the potentially most central policymaking institution in a democracy: Congress

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16
Jun
2015
DESIGN AND METHODS PAPER

Determinants of Gaps in Horizontal Accountability of Executive to Legislative Bodies in Latin America and Africa

This design and methods paper sets out how the authors will explore the conditions under which legislative bodies succeed or fail in holding accountable public agencies of the executive as well as the executive’s own capacity for being accountable.

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22
Apr
2015
NON-ELLA PUBLICATION

Rethinking Democratic Governance: State Building, Autonomy, and Accountability in Correa’s Ecuador

In this paper Dr. James David Bowen argues that stable democracy must rest on three pillars: capable state institutions, the autonomy of these institutions from powerful actors both within and outside the state, and the existence of meaningful institutions of accountability.

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