DESIGN AND METHODS PAPERDeterminants 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...
LEARNING ALLIANCE HIGHLIGHTELLA 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...
LEARNING ALLIANCE HIGHLIGHTELLA 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.
LEARNING ALLIANCE HIGHLIGHTELLA 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.
SPOTLIGHT ON ORGANISATIONSSpotlight on Organisations: Citizen Participation in Latin America
Boosted in part by the region’s democratic transitions, citizen participation initiatives in Latin America have become increasingly common. This Spotlight highlights some of the key regional networks and national organisations...
REVIEWReview of ELLA Citizen Participation Materials: A Focus on Participation to Address Inequality
Here Dr. Felipe Hevia, Professor and Researcher at CIESAS, Mexico, offers his reaction to the ELLA knowledge materials on Citizen Participation.
REVIEWContext Matters: The Potentials and Limits of Citizen Participation in Latin America
Here Enrique Peruzzotti, Professor in the Political Science Department of Di Tella University and Researcher at CONICET, Argentina, offers his reaction to the ELLA knowledge materials on Citizen Participation.
GUIDECitizen Participation in Latin America: Innovations to Strengthen Governance
From small communities in rural Mexico to urban metropolises in Brazil and Colombia, citizen participation initiatives have emerged to improve policies, laws and the public agenda to ultimately enhance accountability...
REVIEWELLA 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.
REVIEWELLA Expert Review: Transparency and Access to Information
Here Toby Mendel, Executive Director of the Centre for Law and Democracy, offers his reaction to the ELLA knowledge materials on Transparency and Access to Information.