LEARNING ALLIANCE HIGHLIGHT
ELLA Learning Alliance on Citizen Oversight – Module 1: Strengthening the Legal Framework to Ensure Transparency and Access to Information
Module 1 of the Learning Alliance on Citizen Oversight discussed howFreedom of Information Acts, regional institutions and civil society initiatives have helped advance the right to information and set strong...
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LEARNING ALLIANCE HIGHLIGHT
ELLA Learning Alliance on Citizen Oversight – Module 2: Innovative Measures to Promote Citizen Oversight
Module 2 discussed examples of innovative measures for promoting citizen oversight in Latin America, and participants reflected on how elements of these practices could be replicated in their own countries.
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LEARNING ALLIANCE HIGHLIGHT
ELLA Learning Alliance on Citizen Oversight – Module 3: Improving Government Accountability through Mechanisms for Citizen Participation
Module 3 discussed how Latin American participatory mechanisms have improved government accountability, increased involvement of civil society in decision-making processes and strengthened alliances between citizens and their representatives.
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REVIEW
ELLA Expert Review: Budget and Public Policies
Here Ezequiel Nino, Co-director of the Asociación Civil por la Igualdad y la Justicia, offers his reaction to the ELLA knowledge materials on Budgets and Public Policy.
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MULTIMEDIA
VIDEO: Citizens Budgets: Spotlight on Guatemala and Venezuela
How can complex budget information be transformed and presented in an easy-to-understand way? This video highlights how Venezuela and Guatemala are using Citizen Budgets to do just that.
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MULTIMEDIA
VIDEO: Latin America’s Budget Transparency Portals
Through their online Budget Transparency Portals, Brazil and Peru are leading the way in enhancing transparency and accountability in public spending.
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BRIEF
Citizen Assessment of Budget Transparency: The Latin American Budget Transparency Index
Latin American civil society organisations have created the first budget transparency index that measures not only if budget information has been published, but if that information is useful. What’s more,...
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SPOTLIGHT ON KNOWLEDGE
Spotlight on Publications: Participatory Budgeting
Latin American countries pioneered Participatory Budgeting, an innovative mechanism enabling citizens to decide how public funds will be spent. This selection highlights some of the latest and most relevant publications...
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SPOTLIGHT ON KNOWLEDGE
Spotlight on Publications: Budgets and Human Rights
In the last decade, CSOs and local governments in Latin America have developed budget analysis and design methodologies that incorporate a human rights approach to assess the degree to which...
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SPOTLIGHT ON KNOWLEDGE
Spotlight on Publications: Social Control Mechanisms in Supreme Audit Institutions
Increasingly, Latin American Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) are creating mechanisms to involve citizens in the oversight process. This selection highlights key publications about these social control mechanisms.
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